- To effectuate is to make something happen.
A politician who actually manages to change the tax code is an example of someone who effectuates change.
transitive verbef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing, ef·fec·tu·ates
Origin of effectuateMedieval Latin effectuāre, effectuāt-, from Latin effectus, an effect; see effect.
(third-person singular simple present effectuates, present participle effectuating, simple past and past participle effectuated)