Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, 16th century
Put into force or operation.
Examples of Effectuate in a sentence
"The new highway law effectuated updates to all driver’s licenses."
"The arrival of the rainy season effectuated a wave of growth across the jungle canopy."
Popularity Over Time
“Effectuate” comes from medieval Latin “effectuat-” (caused to happen), from the Latin “effectus.”
Did you Know?
“Effectuate” is a transitive verb, meaning an action that a subject does to an object. Often “effectuate” describes a secondary action that occurs as a consequence of other things happening, such as changes to policies or circumstances. Some shifts are deliberately effectuated, such as new legislation. Other times, changes may be effectuated due to shifts in technology or society. For example, advances in DNA sequencing continue to effectuate the evolution of cancer treatments.