fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication
(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)
2. To become more varied or to make something more varied.
3. To expand into new areas of business, or to expand a commercial organization into new areas of manufactured products, crops, etc.
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2. An elaborate conceptual structure or concept on which to build a theory or process.
3. Any large, complex system, or organization.
4. A system which has been established for a long time: "It looks as if the whole political edifice of our country is about to collapse."
2. To improve someone's mind.
2. Actuality, fact, reality, truth; significance, meaning, gist, general idea; implication, essence, drift, tenor: "In effect, her insult meant the end of our friendship."
3. Influence, power, force, effectiveness, efficacy, impact, impression, weight, validity: "The plea for clemency had no effect on the judge."
4. Personal property, possessions, things, goods, movables, furniture, trappintgs; personal estate, commodities, holdings, assets, chattels: "Before they moved, the family had to sell as many of their effects as possible."
5. As a verb; to produce, to accomoplish, to bring about, to make, to cause, to achieve, to carry out, to execute, to perform, to create, to realize, to attain: "The new hairdo effected a startling change in her appearance."
Usage note: When you affect anything, you have an effect on it. As a verb, affect means to influence; as a noun, effect means the same thing. The big difference comes when you use effect as a verb because its meaning then becomes accomplish or execute: "The little boy’s tears affected her deeply and they effected the desired result, because she forgave him."