Definition of effectuate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

effectuate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they effectuate
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪt//
 
he / she / it effectuates
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪts//
 
past simple effectuated
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪd//
 
past participle effectuated
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪd//
 
-ing form effectuating
BrE BrE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈfektʃueɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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effectuate something (formal) to make something happen synonym cause Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin effectuat- ‘caused to happen’, from the verb effectuare, from Latin effectus, from efficere ‘accomplish’, from ex- ‘out, thoroughly’ + facere ‘do, make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: effectuate