effect collocations and examples

 UK /ɪˈfekt/

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a change produced in one person or thing by another

Adjectives frequently used with effect
bad: adverse, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, devastating, harmful, ill, negative, undesirableChanges were about to occur that would have adverse effects on his career.good: beneficial, positiveEvidence can be seen of the beneficial effects of a cut in the drink-drive limit.wanted: desiredThe video had the desired effect. It made the audience think about the consequences of bad behaviour.big: dramatic, far-reaching, major, profound, serious, significant, substantialMotorcycles and scooters can have a dramatic effect on reducing congestion.small: littleHe prescribed medication to lower my blood pressure, but this had little effect.unintended: unintendedThe reform of any law may have unintended effects.

Usage note

An additional effect that is not intended and that could be unpleasant is a side effect: The treatment has no significant side effects.

indirect: indirect, knock-onWhen you run a small business everything that happens in your private life has knock-on effects on your business.gradually increasing: cumulative, snowballLaser treatments have cumulative effects, which means that the dose from one treatment lasts for some time and what remains will be added to the dose delivered in the next treatment.causing a series of events: domino, rippleSome diplomats pointed to the domino effect non-US participation might create: without the United States , China and Russia and others would be unlikely to join.future: long-termThe study was to investigate the long-term effects on monkeys when they were separated from their mothers when only six months old.types of effect: calming, depressant, sedative, stimulant, warmingThis kind of chanting has a deeply calming effect on mind and body.

Verbs frequently used with effect
have an effect: cause, exert, have, produce, result inNutrition has a major effect on the body.experience an effect: cope with, deal with, experience, reel from, suffer, suffer fromThe country was still reeling from the effects of war.increase an effect: enhance, increase, magnifyreduce an effect: lessen, minimize, reduceHow can we minimize the effects of stress?reduce an effect by doing something with an opposite effect: compensate for, counter, counteract, mitigate, offsetYou will be taught about the effects of diving on your body and how to mitigate these effects.study an effect: assess, consider, evaluate, examine, investigate, look at, observe, quantify, studyThe aim was to investigate the effects of tourism in the Mediterranean.
Verbs that frequently follow effect
happen: arise from, last, occur, result fromThe survey focuses on air-quality effects which arise from the increase in road traffic.become less strong: disappear, wear offThe effects of the drug usually wear off after a few hours.
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