V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: capable of having a strong or desired effect

Synonyms: effective, efficacious, capable, influential

Antonyms: ineffectual, ineffective

Tips: If something is effectual, it is successful in producing a desired result or effect. Essentially, it is effective. Thus, effectual is another way to say "effective," but it is more formal, and often used in a political context.

Usage Examples:

The organizations worked together to create an effectual understanding between their two sides. (efficacious, influential)

The anti-drug campaign seemed to have been effectual, as drug use among teens has progressively declined since its inception. (effective, influential)

I don't think my talk with Tom was effectual, because he is still getting into all kinds of trouble. (effective, influential)

The teams worked together effectually to come up with a winning marketing strategy. (effectively, capably) adverb

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