endeavor

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. try, attempt, seek, struggle, strive, essay, labor, aim, offer. —n. trial, try, attempt, effort, struggle, exertion, offer. See intention, undertaking.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. effort, try, attempt; see effort 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at effort . v.
Syn. attempt, aim, essay, strive; see try 1 .
See Synonym Study at try .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
attempt, effort, try, striving, venture, enterprise, undertaking, trial, *shot, crack, *whack, exertion.
II
v.
attempt, try, strive, venture, make an effort, struggle, tackle, undertake, essay, labor, *have a go, *take a crack at.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A trying to do or make something: attempt, crack, effort, essay, go, offer, stab, trial, try. Informal: shot. Slang: take. Archaic: assay. See TRY. 2. The use of energy to do something: effort, exertion, pain (used in plural), strain1, striving, struggle, trouble, while. Informal: elbow grease. See WORK. II verb To make an attempt to do or make: assay, attempt, essay, seek, strive, try. Idioms: have a go at, have (or make or take) a shot at, have (or take) a whack at, make a stab at, take a crack at. See TRY.

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  • Endeavor — En*deav or, n. [Written also endeavour.] An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial. [1913 Webster] To employ all my endeavor to obey you. Sir P.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endeavor — En*deav or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endeavored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endeavoring}.] [OE. endevor; pref. en + dever, devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See {Devoir}, {Debt}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endeavor — Endeavor, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 440 Housing Units (2000): 170 Land area (2000): 0.642079 sq. miles (1.662978 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059699 sq. miles (0.154620 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.701778 sq. miles (1.817598 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Endeavor, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 440 Housing Units (2000): 170 Land area (2000): 0.642079 sq. miles (1.662978 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059699 sq. miles (0.154620 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.701778 sq. miles (1.817598 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Endeavor — En*deav or, v. i. To exert one s self; to work for a certain end. [1913 Webster] And such were praised who but endeavored well. Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor to outstrip an antagonist. [1913 Webster] He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endeavor — vb *attempt, try, essay, strive, struggle Analogous words: apply, devote, *direct, address: determine, resolve, *decide endeavor n essay, striving, struggle, attempt, try (see under ATTEMPT vb) Analogous words: toil, labor, travail, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • endeavor — [n] attempt to achieve something aim, all*, best shot*, crash project*, dry run*, effort, enterprise, essay, exertion, fling, full blast*, full court press*, full steam*, go, header*, labor, lick*, old college try*, one’s all*, one’s level best* …   New thesaurus

  • endeavor — [en dev′ər, indev′ər] vi. [ME endever < en (see EN 1) + dever < OFr deveir, duty, as in se mettre en deveir, to try to do: see DEVOIR] to make an earnest attempt; strive: now usually with an infinitive [to endeavor to finish first] vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • endeavor — I noun achievement, aim, application, assiduity, attempt, bid, campaign, cause, conatus, contentio, deed, effort, emprise, enterprise, essay, exercise, exertion, experiment exploit, feat, labor, nisus, pains, project, pursuance, pursuit, quest,… …   Law dictionary

  • endeavor — (n.) early 15c., pains taken to attain an object, lit. in duty, from phrase put (oneself) in dever make it one s duty (a partial translation of O.Fr. mettre en deveir put in duty ), from O.Fr. dever duty, from L. debere to owe (see DEBT (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • endeavor — 01. Hard work and determination are always important factors in the success of any [endeavor]. 02. Businessman Andrew Carnegie donated about $330 million to libraries, research projects, and world peace [endeavors]. 03. This latest mission to… …   Grammatical examples in English

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