Are these verb phrases ('to give effect...', to + verb + into + effect) containing 'effect' prolix and tortuous? Why not simply use 'to effect'? They transpire to suggest that there may be differences?
closed as off-topic by FumbleFingers, tchrist♦, user66974, Mitch, Ronan Jul 7 '14 at 10:19
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. A list of these references can be found here: List of general references" – FumbleFingers, tchrist, Community, Ronan
To effect something is produce that something as a result. If you effect a change in your lifestyle or effect a reconciliation between two friends, it is you, the subject, who are ‘effective’.
To give effect to something or put it into effect is to cause that something to become capable of producing effects. If you put a change in your lifestyle into effect you make it capable of producing future changes to your health, productivity, pleasure, and so forth. If you put a reconciliation between two friends into effect you make them capable of future cooperation and mutual intercourse. In these cases it is also, and focally, the objects of your action which become ‘effective’.