put (something) into effect

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put (something) into effect

To cause (something) to apply, begin operating, or take effect; to begin implementing or enforcing (something). The new government has vowed to put several policies into effect with the goal of helping struggling citizens. The new law will be put into effect on the first of January.
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put something into effect

 and put something into force
to make something take effect; to begin using or enforcing a policy or procedure. When will the city council put this law into effect? We will put it into force tomorrow.
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bring/put something into efˈfect

make something, for example an idea, a plan, etc. happen: The government wants to put its new housing policy into immediate effect.
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In 1977, Carter developed that great energyprogram and tried to put it into effect. When Carter explained it, a Republican congressman whom I respected a lot came back from a meeting up there and said, "That fellow really knows everything about his energy program.