To effectuate is to produce a result or make something happen. Effectuating accomplishes things.

Things that have an effect make something happen: they're significant in some way. Similarly, to effectuate is to cause something to happen or set it up so something can happen. A doctor who effectuates a cure has found a cure. A general who effectuates an attack has made the attack happen. Some people think computers effectuate a short attention span, meaning the short attention span is caused by computers. Effectuating is about cause and effect.

Definitions of effectuate

v produce or cause to happen

effect, set up
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accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect
draw, get
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
bring about abruptly
hasten, induce, rush, stimulate
cause to occur rapidly
contribute or conduce to
get over
to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end
carry out
make perfect; bring to perfection
fulfill sexually
do, perform
get (something) done
complete, discharge, dispatch
complete or carry out
facilitate, help
be of use
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cause, do, make
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

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