- 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.
- effectuation noun
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transitive verb ef·fec·tu·at·ed, ef·fec·tu·at·ing, ef·fec·tu·ates
Origin: Medieval Latin effectuāre, effectuāt-, from Latin effectus, an effect; see effect.
- ef·fecˌtu·aˈtion noun