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Synonyms for effort
ˈɛf ərt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(noun)

    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

    "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, travail, exploit, feat, drive, movement, campaign, sweat, attack, cause, try, enterprise, crusade, exertion, endeavor

  2. effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat(noun)

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work

    "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, lather, travail, parturiency, exploit, campaign, childbed, feat, drive, labour, sudor, perspiration, movement, try, sweat, fret, stew, cause, labor, swither, lying-in, confinement, crusade, exertion, endeavor

  3. feat, effort, exploit(noun)

    a notable achievement

    "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

    Synonyms:
    elbow grease, attempt, campaign, feat, try, endeavour, endeavor, crusade, sweat, movement, drive, exploit, travail, cause, exertion

  4. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

    "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

    Synonyms:
    political campaign, motility, driveway, thrust, exertion, case, reason, movement, apparent motion, private road, exploit, elbow grease, motion, attempt, causal agent, driving force, move, apparent movement, grounds, front, bowel movement, driving, cause, bm, causa, military campaign, travail, crusade, trend, feat, endeavour, drive, parkway, social movement, sweat, safari, ride, run, campaign, drift, try, hunting expedition, causal agency, lawsuit, endeavor, suit

Wiktionary

  1. effort(noun)

    Synonyms:
    struggleNoun

  2. effort(noun)

    To make an effort.

    It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment withing walking distance of the office.

    Synonyms:
    struggleNoun

  3. effort(noun)

    An endeavour.

    Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans.

    Synonyms:
    struggleNoun

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effort(n)

    Effort denotes the voluntary putting forth of power to attain or accomplish some specific thing; it reaches toward a definite end; exertion is a putting forth of power without special reference to an object. Every effort is an exertion, but not every exertion is an effort. Attempt is more experimental than effort, endeavor less strenuous but more continuous. An effort is a single act, an endeavor a continued series of acts; an endeavor is sustained and enduring, and may be lifelong; we do not have a society of Christian Attempt, or of Christian Effort, but of Christian Endeavor. A struggle is a violent effort or strenuous exertion. An essay is an attempt, effort, or endeavor made as a test of the powers of the one who makes it. Compare ENDEAVOR, v.

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, endeavor, essay, exertion, struggle, trial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. effort

    Synonyms:
    trial, attempt, endeavor, exertion

    Antonyms:
    failure, misadventure, unsuccess, frustration, futility, inactivity, ease, facility, spontaneity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effort(n.)

    Synonyms:
    endeavor, attempt, trial, essay, exertion, struggle, strain, straining, stretch

  2. effort(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enterprise, undertaking, cause

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. effort(n)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, trial, essay, venture, exertion, strain, struggle

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How to use effort in a sentence?

  1. David Balderrama:

    Many employers don’t seem to understand the veterans ’ skills and how those can translate for them. … If they would make that effort to see these men and women have what it takes to be great employees, they would understand the benefits they get in hiring a veteran.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I thank my friend @JoeBiden for joining our effort to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi military campaign in Yemen, which, over four years of war, has experienced the world's worst humanitarian crisis, we must override @realDonaldTrump's veto.

  3. Lisa Monaco:

    We know that not only is greater transparency the right thing to do, it is the best way to maintain the legitimacy of our counter-terrorism effort and the broad support of our allies.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

  5. Secretary Sylvia Burwell:

    As I travel the country, I consistently hear Americans say that they want Washington to build on the progress we have made to increase access to coverage, drive down the growth of health costs and improve the quality of care. Unfortunately, today's partisan effort in the House of Representatives to repeal key parts of the ACA, along with its effective defunding of Planned Parenthood, does the opposite.


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