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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Effectual \Ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [See Effect, n.]
Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an
intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.
Effectual calling (Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work
of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and
acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five
points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.
Syn: Effectual, Efficacious, Effective.
Usage: An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves
effective if it does decided good, effectual if it
does all the good desired. --C. J. Smith.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: producing or capable of producing an intended result or
having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more
effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-
distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective
teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made
an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be
effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law" [syn:
effective, effectual, efficacious] [ant:
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective]
2: having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the
property" [syn: legal, sound, effectual]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
108 Moby Thesaurus words for "effectual":
able, achieving, active, actual, adequate, ascertained, attested,
authenticated, authoritative, banausic, behind the scenes, binding,
capable, categorically true, causal, causative, certain, certified,
charismatic, charming, competent, conclusive, confirmed,
consequential, constitutive, corroborated, decisive, demonstrated,
determinative, determined, documentary, effective, efficacious,
efficient, enchanting, equal to, established, estimable,
etiological, factual, feasible, forceful, forcible, formative,
fulfilling, functional, go, historical, important, in force,
influential, institutive, lawful, legal, magnetic, momentous,
not in error, objectively true, occasional, operable, operational,
operative, originative, personable, persuasive, pivotal, potent,
powerful, practicable, practical, pragmatic, prestigious,
productive, proficient, proved, real, realizable, reputable, sound,
strong, suasive, substantial, substantiated, sure-enough, telling,
toothy, true, true as gospel, truthful, unconfuted, undenied,
undoubted, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse, unmistaken,
unquestionable, unrefuted, up to, useful, valid, validated,
veracious, verified, veritable, weighty, winning, workable
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