to that effect

to that effect
to that effect having that general result, purpose, or meaning.
Main Entry: effect

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  • to that effect — adverb with that general meaning she said something to that effect * * * to that effect With the previously indicated meaning • • • Main Entry: ↑effect * * * having that result, purpose, or meaning she thought it a foolish rule and put a notice… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) that effect — to the effect that… | to this/that efˈfect idiom used to show that you are giving the general meaning of what sb has said or written rather than the exact words • He left a note to the effect that he would not be coming back. • She told me to get …   Useful english dictionary

  • to that effect — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With that meaning. * /She said she hated spinach, or words to that effect./ * /When I leave, I will write you to that effect so you will know./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to that effect — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} With that meaning. * /She said she hated spinach, or words to that effect./ * /When I leave, I will write you to that effect so you will know./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ that\ effect — adj or adv. phr. With that meaning. She said she hated spinach, or words to that effect. When I leave, I will write you to that effect so you will know …   Словарь американских идиом

  • words to that effect — phrase used for reporting the general meaning of what someone has said, rather than their exact words He told me, ‘Go away,’ or words to that effect. Thesaurus: expressions used in summariessynonym Main entry: word * * * words to that efˈfect… …   Useful english dictionary

  • words to that effect — used for reporting the general meaning of what someone has said, rather than their exact words He told me, Go away, or words to that effect …   English dictionary

  • Effect — Ef*fect , n. [L. effectus, fr. efficere, effectum, to effect; ex + facere to make: cf. F. effet, formerly also spelled effect. See {Fact}.] 1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effect — ► NOUN 1) a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause. 2) the state of being or becoming operative. 3) the extent to which something succeeds or is operative: wind power can be used to great effect. 4) (effects) personal …   English terms dictionary

  • to that effect — having the result or meaning specified. → efface oneself …   English new terms dictionary

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