effectiveness

noun
ADJECTIVE
overall
great, high (esp. AmE), increased
maximum
limited
relative
potential
long-term

The drug's long-term effectiveness has yet to be established.

operational, organizational
political
combat (esp. AmE), military
teacher

Exam results are sometimes used as a measure of teacher effectiveness.

clinical, therapeutic, treatment
VERB + EFFECTIVENESS
analyse/analyze, assess, check, determine, estimate, evaluate, examine, gauge, investigate, judge, measure, monitor, study, test
compare
demonstrate, indicate, prove, show

The exam results demonstrated the effectiveness of the teaching.

achieve, ensure

You may need to increase the dose to achieve maximum effectiveness.

maintain
affect, impact, influence
boost, enhance, improve, increase, maximize
decrease, destroy, diminish, hamper, impair, limit, reduce, undermine
lose

The drugs work well at first but gradually lose their effectiveness.

question

Many people questioned the effectiveness of economic sanctions.

PREPOSITION
effectiveness as

They're doing tests to evaluate the effectiveness of this herb as an antiseptic.

effectiveness in

the effectiveness of penicillin in controlling bacterial infection


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