enterprise, endeavor, endeavour(noun)
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
"he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(verb)
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"
endeavor, endeavour, strive(verb)
attempt by employing effort
"we endeavor to make our customers happy"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To attempt is to take action somewhat experimentally with the hope and purpose of accomplishing a certain result; to endeavor is to attempt strenuously and with firm and enduring purpose. To attempt expresses a single act; to endeavor, a continuous exertion; we say I will endeavor (not I will attempt) while I live. To attempt is with the view of accomplishing; to essay, with a view of testing our own powers. To undertake is to accept or take upon oneself as an obligation, as some business, labor, or trust; the word often implies complete assurance of success; as, I will undertake to produce the witness. To strive suggests little of the result, much of toil, strain, and contest, in seeking it; I will strive to fulfil your wishes, i. e., I will spare no labor and exertion to do it. Try is the most comprehensive of these words. The original idea of testing or experimenting is not thought of when a man says "I will try." To attempt suggests giving up, if the thing is not accomplished at a stroke; to try implies using other means and studying out other ways if not at first successful. Endeavor is more mild and formal; the pilot in the burning pilot-house does not say "I will endeavor" or "I will attempt to hold the ship to her course," but "I'll try, sir!"
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.
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How to use endeavor in a sentence?
Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I'm able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate, and everybody talks about a lot of other factors: The other people in the race and whether I can raise the money and whether I can get an organization. That's not the factor. The factor is can I do it? Can my family?
No one runs for president alone, she should also bring Chelsea in. It should be a family endeavor.
Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor.
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
I'll endeavor towards a result that will be welcomed by the international community.
Translations for endeavor
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- غاية..محاولة, تسعىArabic
- усилие, опитвам се, старание, старая сеBulgarian
- esforçCatalan, Valencian
- přičinit se za, úsilí, namáhat se za, snaha, usilovat o, snažit se oCzech
- Bemühung, anstrengen, bestreben, Unternehmen, (such) [[bemühen]]German
- empeño, empeñarse, empresa, esfuerzo, tentativa, procurar, esforzarSpanish
- کوشش, کوشش کردن, تلاشPersian
- pyrkiä, yritys, pyrkimys, ponnistus, yrittää, ponnistellaFinnish
- tâcher, s’[[efforcer]], entreprise, effort, [[se]] [[dévouer]] [[à]] [[quelque chose]], tenterFrench
- iomairtScottish Gaelic
- प्रयास करनाHindi
- igyekszik, igyekezetHungarian
- ճիգ, ջանքArmenian
- impresa, adoperarsi, impegno, sforzarsi, tentativo, sforzo, tentareItalian
- 努力, 努力する, 事業Japanese
- ការខំប្រឹងខ្នះខ្នែង, សហគ្រាសKhmer
- nastreven, inspanning, proberen, poging, ijveren, streven, zich [[beijveren]], moeiteDutch
- usiłowanie, przedsięwzięcie, starać się, dążenie, usiłować, próbaPolish
- esforço, tentativa, empenho, tentarPortuguese
- старание, попытка, пытаться, стремление, стараться, усилие, предприятие, [[прилагать]] [[усилиеRussian
- úloha, podujatieSlovak
- teşvik etmek, çabalamak, uğraş göstermek, çaba sarfetmek, gayret etmekTurkish
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