1. [syn: accomplished, effected, established]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Effect \Ef*fect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effected; p. pr. & vb.
1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
So great a body such exploits to effect. --Daniel.
2. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to
To effect that which the divine counsels had
decreed. --Bp. Hurd.
They sailed away without effecting their purpose.
Syn: To accomplish; fulfill; achieve; complete; execute;
perform; attain. See Accomplish.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking
causes health problems is an accomplished fact" [syn:
accomplished, effected, established]