To produce as a result; be the cause or agent of; bring about; make actual; achieve: as, to effect a political revolution, or a change of government.To bring to a desired end; bring to pass; execute; accomplish; fulfil: as, to effect a purpose, or one's desires.Synonyms To realize, fulfil, complete, compass, consummate; Affect, Effect. See affect.Execute, Accomplish, etc. See perform.n. That which is effected by an efficient cause; a consequent; more generally, the result of any kind of cause except a final cause: as, the effect of heat.n. Power to produce consequnces or results; force; validity; account: as, the obligation is void and of no effect.n. Purport; import or general intent: as, he immediately wrote to that effect; his speech was to the effect that, etc.n. A state or course of accomplishment or fulfilment; effectuation; achievement; operation: as, to bring a plan into effect; the medicine soon took effect.n. Actual fact; reality; not mere appearance: preceded by in.n. Mental impression; general result upon the mind of what is apprehended by any of the faculties: as, the effect of a view, or of a picture.n. pl. [After F. effets, effects, chattels, effets mobiliers, movable property; cf. effect, a bill, bill of exchange, effets publics, stocks, funds.] Goods; movables; personal estate.n. The conclusion; the dénouement of a story.n. Goods, Chattels, etc. See property.n. In art, an accidental or unusual combination of colors, lights, or forms which especially excite the interest of a painter and form a suitable motive or key in painting or etching.