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To have an effect

affect

verb

to change or influence something. If something affects something else, it has an effect on it

shape

verb

to influence the way that a person, idea, or situation develops

impact

verb

to have an effect or influence on someone or something

get

verb

to cause someone or something to be in a particular state

put

verb

to cause someone or something to be in a particular situation or state

make a difference

to have an important effect on something, especially a good effect

come into play

to start to happen or have an effect

interact

verb

if two or more things interact, or if one thing interacts with another, they affect or change one another in some way

take effect

to start to produce the results that were intended

bring out

to make someone or something show a quality that they have

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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