Translation of effective in Spanish:


eficaz, adj.

Pronunciation /əˈfɛktɪv//ɪˈfɛktɪv/


  • 1

    (producing the desired result)
    (method/treatment) eficaz
    (method/treatment) efectivo
    the effective life of sth la vida útil de algo
    • First, effective rule requires combining ideological, economic, military and political power.
    • Until we have a good picture of the extent and nature of poverty we can't develop sustainable, effective policy responses.
    • A positive approach may be helpful and perhaps more effective in the long run than criticism.
    • He pointed out that traffic conditions have worsened through the years because the city's policies are not effective.
    • It destroys the confidence of minorities in the police necessary for effective law enforcement.
    • Even opponents of the system concede that it is effective in matching up bullets to the guns that fired them at least some of the time.
    • The genre of the sports spectacle is particularly effective in producing such narratives.
    • Generally the vaccine is effective in 70 to 90 per cent of the cases, and is effective for up to six months.
    • We have been effective in changing cultural practices in businesses.
    • This is not a pretty movie, although it is effective in what it intends to do.
    • To overcome these problems, the new government should first study the causes and then frame concrete and effective policies.
    • He was the person who taught me that fear is the best way to get results, and he was very effective in his teaching.
    • A container deposit system is also effective in increasing environmental awareness.
    • It is something that governments can be particularly effective in doing.
    • Our professors teach us that effective laws balance equity with efficiency.
    • Farmers' markets have proved particularly effective in raising awareness of quality local produce which so often gets overlooked.
    • These policies appear to have been highly effective in producing some of the observed changes.
    • And why weren't they more effective in persuading the Indonesians of the importance of this case to Australia?
    • Other family interventions are effective in reducing social problems although the results are mixed.
    • It just wasn't effective in its goal of stopping the war.
  • 2

    (design/contrast) de mucho efecto
    (contrast/design) de gran efecto
    as a speaker, she's extremely effective tiene grandes dotes de oradora
  • 3

    the new law becomes effective as from December 15 la nueva ley entrará en vigor / en vigencia a partir del 15 de diciembre
    • The appointments are effective from the date of the merger and subject to RBI approval, a bank press release said.
    • The Act will then receive Royal Assent and become effective law three months later - hunting could be banned by early 2005.
    • The new rate increase was to be effective from Jan.1, meaning phone bills for January were set to be based on the new higher rate.
    • The change is effective from December 12 when the new First Great Western and First Great Western Link timetable is introduced.
    • The law is effective today and about 100,000 Ohioans are expected to apply for permits in the next six months.
    • North Lincolnshire Council confirmed that a stop notice was effective from midnight.
  • 4

    (leader/control) efectivo
    (control/leader) real