Audio (Mid-Atlantic) (file)
- (of a drug, etc.) To become active; to become effective.
- The medication won't begin to take effect for 3-4 hours.
- (of a law, etc.) To come into force, to come into effect, to inure.
- The new regulations will take effect once they are approved by the Office of Administrative Law.
- See take.
- (to become active): kick in
to become active; to become effective
come into force — see come into force