(=impact) effet m
effect on effet sur
→ the effect of divorce on children
to cause an effect produire un effet
→ Head injuries can cause long-lasting psychological effects.
to have an effect avoir un effet, produire un effet
to have an effect on sb avoir un effet sur qn, produire un effet sur qn
→ The austerity measures will have little immediate effect on the average Moroccan.
→ Did these changes have any effect on the child?
to have an effect on sth avoir un effet sur qch, produire un effet sur qch
→ The disaster has had a profound effect on the country's economy.
to take effect, to come into effect
[law, policy] entrer en vigueur, prendre effet
→ The tax cuts take effect on July 1st.
→ The law came into effect last year.
to take effect
[drug, anaesthetic] agir, faire son effet
→ The anaesthetic is taking effect now.
→ It will take a few minutes to take effect.
to put sth into effect, to bring sth into effect [+plan, idea] mettre qch en application, mettre qch à exécution
→ Signing the agreement was one thing, putting it into effect was another.
→ a decree bringing into effect the political reforms adopted last month
to good effect
(=successfully) avec succès
→ The museum is using advertising to good effect.
to no effect
(=unsuccessfully) en vain
→ Mr Charles complained, to no effect.
with effect from ...
(=starting from) à compter de ...
→ Elected into Research Fellowships with effect from October 1
with immediate effect (adv, British)
(=immediately) avec effet immédiat
→ he should be dismissed with immediate effect
in effect (adv)
(=practically speaking) en fait, en réalité
→ In effect he has no choice.
→ That deal would create, in effect, the world's biggest airline.
to be to the effect that
His letter is to the effect that ... Sa lettre nous apprend que ...
→ He cited a Chinese proverb to the effect that you should never wish ill on your neighbour.
to this effect
(=saying this) dans ce sens
→ a circular to this effect will be issued shortly
(=impression) (intended by designer, writer)
→ Don't move, or you'll destroy the effect.
→ The whole effect is cool, light and airy.
→ Production was halted until repairs could be effected.
[+change] mettre en place → prospects for effecting real political change
n effet m domino, effet m de domino
→ The domino effect if one train is cancelled is enormous.
the greenhouse effect l'effet m de serre
n retombées fpl
to have a knock-on effect on sth avoir des retombées sur qch
→ The cut in new car prices has had a knock-on effect on the price of used cars.
n effet m placebo
→ The placebo effect can be understood only if we acknowledge the unity of mind and body.
side effect , side-effect
[+drug, treatment] effet m secondaire
→ The treatment has a whole host of extremely unpleasant side-effects including weight gain, acne, skin rashes and headaches ...
→ Reported side effects of the drug are ...
Most patients suffer no side-effects. La plupart des patients ne souffrent d'aucun effet secondaire.
[+situation] effet m indirect
→ One side effect of modern life is stress ...
→ In Eastern Europe, one of the side effects of freedom appears to be crime.
→ Britain suffered the side effects of early industrial development.
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