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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)

    Synonyms:
    struggleNoun

  3. effort(noun)

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    efforts, endeavour, attempt, work, initiative, commitment, endeavor, utmost, action

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