- Refers to something that is the result or consequence of an action or event
- It is the condition when something is active or functional
- It signifies the act of initiating or generating something new
- Represents the act of starting or inducing the functioning of something
- The new law came into effect at the stroke of midnight.
- To challenge the effect of the previous ruling, they planned a counter strategy.
- The lawyer was able to effect change with his persuading argument.