may be used as a noun, as well as a verb. As a verb it is used rather in formal speech and means 'to bring into existence', e.g. He tried to effect a reconciliationbetween his parents. As a noun it is used with the meaning of 'result, influence', e.g. Hehas recovered from the effects of his illness.
Continual vs continuous
These two adjectives are often confused.
means 'very frequent', e.g. I had continual interruptions all morning .
, on the other hand, means 'without any pause', e.g.continuous noise(anoise that never stops).
verb [with object]
boosts; boosted; boosting
to increase the force, power, or amount of (something) The farmhas boosted [=increased] wheat production by 25 percent. boost [=raise] prices Thearticle discusses a number of ways people can boost [=strengthen] their immune systems. The company needs to find ways to boost [=improve] morale.
to push or shove (something or someone) up from below Sheboosted the boy ontohis father¶s shoulders. ² sometimes used figuratively His work on the high-profilelawsuit has boosted him into the political arena. Learn about boost as a noun.The Latest Obamacare Implosion Inefficient programs that don't solve problems and are passed against the will of the American people seem to be the Obama Administration's forte. Now their high-minded aspirations of a health care revolution are quickly unraveling as fatal glitches inObamacare become apparent.