effect-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause an effect

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 EFFECT NP2

The scientists effected a cure for the disease.
The scientists effected a shockwave.
She effected a change in their attitudes toward whether women
should have executive positions in the corporation.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: effect.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2