Search Result for "effectual":
1. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;
- Example: "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
- Example: "effective teaching methods"
- Example: "effective steps toward peace"
- Example: "made an effective entrance"
- Example: "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"
- Example: "an efficacious law"
[syn: effective, effectual, efficacious]
2. having legal efficacy or force;
- Example: "a sound title to the property"
[syn: legal, sound, effectual]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Effectual \Ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [See Effect, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Effectual calling (Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five points of Calvinism. See Calvinism. Syn: Effectual, Efficacious, Effective. Usage: An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves effective if it does decided good, effectual if it does all the good desired. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
effectual adj 1: producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long- distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law" [syn: effective, effectual, efficacious] [ant: ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective] 2: having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property" [syn: legal, sound, effectual]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
108 Moby Thesaurus words for "effectual": able, achieving, active, actual, adequate, ascertained, attested, authenticated, authoritative, banausic, behind the scenes, binding, capable, categorically true, causal, causative, certain, certified, charismatic, charming, competent, conclusive, confirmed, consequential, constitutive, corroborated, decisive, demonstrated, determinative, determined, documentary, effective, efficacious, efficient, enchanting, equal to, established, estimable, etiological, factual, feasible, forceful, forcible, formative, fulfilling, functional, go, historical, important, in force, influential, institutive, lawful, legal, magnetic, momentous, not in error, objectively true, occasional, operable, operational, operative, originative, personable, persuasive, pivotal, potent, powerful, practicable, practical, pragmatic, prestigious, productive, proficient, proved, real, realizable, reputable, sound, strong, suasive, substantial, substantiated, sure-enough, telling, toothy, true, true as gospel, truthful, unconfuted, undenied, undoubted, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse, unmistaken, unquestionable, unrefuted, up to, useful, valid, validated, veracious, verified, veritable, weighty, winning, workable