Definition of effectively in English:

effectively

adverb

  • 1In such a manner as to achieve a desired result.

    ‘make sure that resources are used effectively’
    • ‘Although such control is desirable, it is impossible to see how it can be effectively achieved.’
    • ‘Sulphur dioxide blocks it effectively, in a manner not yet fully understood.’
    • ‘The more you practice, the better you will get at both asking effectively and getting results.’
    • ‘That system was to be better resourced to deal more effectively with offending behaviour.’
    • ‘She accepts that it might be possible to direct resources effectively at all pupils.’
    • ‘Ireland has prudently and effectively used the resources provided by the union.’
    • ‘She said lots of journalists in Africa had no resources to operate effectively.’
    • ‘This analysis allows the manager of change to allocate resources more effectively.’
    • ‘The Allies had to mobilise and utilise their large resources effectively on the battlefield and in the air.’
    • ‘This has allowed scarce resources to be more effectively and efficiently deployed.’
    • ‘We worked effectively as a single team of Democrat senators to achieve a lot of positive things.’
    • ‘What exercise does for me is to help me deal effectively and, I hope in a healthy manner, with the stress.’
    • ‘His policies for achieving this aim must be implemented quickly, and effectively.’
    • ‘Resources will then be allocated effectively in the time-honoured tradition of markets.’
    • ‘The question many of us have to start asking is how do you counter this effectively?’
    • ‘That is exactly why this happened as quickly and as effectively and as safely as it did.’
    • ‘There was no way he was going to recover from this and be able to lead the senate effectively.’
    • ‘We need to share our resources and pool our strengths more consistently and effectively.’
    • ‘It is a difficult job and only trained and experienced individuals can effectively carry it out.’
    • ‘It is a welcome gesture and we hope to utilise these funds most effectively.’
    1. 1.1Actually but not officially or explicitly.
      ‘they were effectively controlled by the people they were supposed to be investigating’
      sentence adverb ‘effectively, this means that companies will be able to avoid regulations’
      • ‘Usually the inflammation and pain can be effectively controlled with one or other of these medications.’
      • ‘This acts as a straitjacket and means that governments effectively lose control of their own economies.’
      • ‘When that money runs out, the union would effectively come under college control.’
      • ‘This, effectively, gave them control over the whole process of production.’
      • ‘He listed a number of neighbouring towns that were effectively outside his control.’
      • ‘They can effectively control the pain and stiffness, and usually begin to work within hours.’
      • ‘The absentee is effectively manipulating the show in his favour by remote control.’
      • ‘With the rejectionist hawks in control, the peace process would be effectively dead.’
      • ‘Failure to comply with safety requirements effectively results in a breach of employment contract.’
      • ‘This made many of the sequences we were planning effectively impossible to achieve.’
      • ‘In the hope of achieving peace, he effectively recognized Syria's influence.’
      • ‘As with patient charges, this effectively transfers resources from the poor to the rich.’
      • ‘A negative result, however, will effectively send the case back to square one.’
      • ‘Before they got the results they felt very close and were effectively sisters to each other.’
      • ‘It was claimed that, as a result, the trust moneys had effectively been withdrawn.’
      • ‘The result is that the diver effectively becomes drugged and feels slightly euphoric.’
      • ‘By any standards, an effectively complete sequence will be a remarkable achievement.’
      • ‘To a large extent, the refusal movement was marginalised and effectively gagged.’
      • ‘The same is true of US visitors, as the dollar effectively trades at parity with the euro.’
      • ‘The Green Party said the increases in service charges were effectively stealth taxes.’

Pronunciation

effectively

/ɪˈfɛktɪvli/