(Ef*fec"tu*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effectuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effectuating.] [Cf. F. effectuer. See Effect, n. & v. t.] To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.

A fit instrument to effectuate his desire.
Sir P. Sidney.

In order to effectuate the thorough reform.
G. T. Curtis.

(Ef*fec`tu*a"tion) n. Act of effectuating.

(Ef*fec"tu*ose` Ef*fec"tu*ous) a. Effective. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Ef*fec"tu*ous*ly), adv. Effectively. [Obs.]

(Ef*fem"i*na*cy) n.; pl. Effeminacies [From Effeminate.] Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; — used reproachfully of men. Milton.

(Ef*fem"i*nate) a. [L. effeminatus, p. p. of effeminare to make a woman of; ex out + femina a woman. See Feminine, a.]

1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.

The king, by his voluptuous life and mean marriage, became effeminate, and less sensible of honor.

An effeminate and unmanly foppery.
Bp. Hurd.

2. Womanlike; womanly; tender; — in a good sense.

Gentle, kind, effeminate remorse.

Effeminate and womanish are generally used in a reproachful sense; feminine and womanly, applied to women, are epithets of propriety or commendation.

(Ef*fem"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effeminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effeminating ] To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.

It will not corrupt or effeminate children's minds.

(Ef*fem"i*nate), v. i. To grow womanish or weak.

In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt.

(Ef*fem"i*nate*ly) adv.

1. In an effeminate or womanish manner; weakly; softly; delicately. "Proud and effeminately gay." Fawkes.

2. By means of a woman; by the power or art of a woman. [R.] "Effeminately vanquished." Milton.

(Ef*fem"i*nate*ness), n. The state of being effeminate; unmanly softness. Fuller.

(Ef*fem`i*na"tion) n. [L. effeminatio.] Effeminacy; womanishness. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ef*fem"i*nize) v. t. To make effeminate. [Obs.]

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