Words that Rhyme with effective
3 Syllable Words
affective, collective, connective, corrective, defective, detective, directive, elective, infective, invective, objective, perspective, projective, prospective, protective, reflective, respective, selective, subjective
4 Syllable Words
ineffective, introspective, irrespective, retrospective
5 Syllable Words
Definitions of effective
a. Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.n. That which produces a given effect; a cause.n. One who is capable of active service.n. Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.