How can 'perpetrate' and 'effect' share the same word class?

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Odessa Dawn

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Main Entry:​
perpetrate  [pur-pi-treyt] Show IPA
Part of Speech:​
verb
Definition:
be responsible for​
Synonyms:
Antonyms:

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A British English teacher told me
here that the word effect is a noun. However, while I was looking for the meaning of perpetrate, I found its synonym effect.

My question is, can this affect its word class; lexical/open class? In other words, shouldn’t its synonym be affect as long as the word perpetrate is a verb?

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Effect is used both as a verb and as a noun.
 

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In addition, I did not say in that thread that "effect" is a noun. I said that the word used should have been "affect". I referred only to the sentence you posted in that other thread and I did not mention nouns or verbs.

As probus said, "effect" can be a verb or a noun.
 
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