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  • adjective Causative, effective.
  • verb Present participle of effect.


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effect +‎ -ing. The adjective likely follows from the verb, perhaps with influence from effective, affecting, or both.


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  • -- One of the strangest freaks of Nature of which we know as effecting the wholesale destruction of wild animals by disease is the rabbit plague.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation William Temple Hornaday 1895

  • He never missed an opportunity to clinch, and in effecting most of the clinches his shoulder drove stiffly into the other's ribs.


  • Officers have the authority to use force in effecting an arrest, in dealing with their duties.

    Archive 2009-05-01 2009

  • A Scotland Yard spokesman, who later announced that PC Roberts had been “involved in effecting the arrest” but had not been assaulted by Patrick Savage, was a clarification that once again, came too late. on April 11, 2009 at 11: 30 am | Reply Metcountymounty

    Ooooh….. I didn’t know that! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • Obama reiterated her husband's stated belief that immigration laws should be changed, but said the White House can't act alone in effecting change.

    Michelle Obama calls for U.S. to lower demand for drugs from Mexico 2010

  • He never missed an opportunity to clinch, and in effecting most of the clinches his shoulder drove stiffly into the other's ribs.


  • Constitutional law is also aided by the criminal code in effecting Canadian Federal law. saskatchewan totally ignored the Polygamy law and allows multiple conjugal unions because they claim section 51 of their Family Act on property allows Polygamy.

    Harper Will Seek to Dilute Ontario Vote Even Further : Law is Cool 2008

  • After the filing of these and similar cases prompted modifications to official procedures, battered women's advocates succeeded in effecting similar policy changes without litigation in several cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, New Haven, and San Francisco. 19

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S. 2008

  • Forgive my cynicism, but ..... perhaps the official involved believes that there are, or should be, "some expenses involved" in effecting the renewal.

    A Driver's License Renewal from Hell 2007

  • You authorize us to take such action on your behalf, and to identify ourselves as acting on your behalf … The Customer also acknowledges and accepts the risk that Reputationxxxxxx, Inc., may not succeed in effecting the removal and/or alteration of any Internet content about the Customer … You recognize that such contact may have unpredictable side-effects, including but not limited to negative responses from others. – Keep Track of Online Reputation Management Topics 2007


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  • My adjectival use: Rather than say 'an effecting drug', we usually say that we would use 'an effectual drug'.

    August 22, 2011