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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. endeavorverb

    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!"

    attempt, essay, strive, try, undertake

    abandon, dismiss, drop, give up, let go, neglect, omit, overlook, pass by, throw away, throw over, throw up

  2. endeavornoun

    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.

    attempt, effort, essay, exertion, struggle, trial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavournoun

    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

    attempt, try, endeavour, initiative, go-ahead, effort, enterprisingness, enterprise

  2. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryverb

    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"

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

  3. endeavor, endeavour, striveverb

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

    reach, strive, strain, endeavour

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. endeavornoun

    effort, attempt, essay, trial, struggle, exertion, aim

  2. endeavorverb

    try, attempt, essay, labor, strive, aim, make an effort, make an attempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "endeavor":

    endeavour, effort

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How to use endeavor in a sentence?

  1. Unknown, Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

  2. Siddha Nagarjuna:

    Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.

  3. Rayvon Fouché:

    At the core, sport is a human endeavor, and we like to cheer for our fans. We like to vilify the umpires, it’s a theater of sport and part of that would be lost if we moved to robotic officiating.

  4. Tom Graff:

    The high-yield exchange-traded fund buying endeavor is a bigger deal than the inclusion of fallen angels, fallen angels are a narrow set of companies. If the Fed buying high-yield ETFs puts a floor on the price... that's a big deal.

  5. Joel Coen:

    You're right that's a very important issue, it's something that I would be very interested to see movies address, but it's absurd to say, if I may say so, that anyone who happens to be in public life or in some kind of creative endeavor, to point a finger and say,' You should be helping this particular story'...

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  • تسعى, غاية..محاولةArabic
  • усилие, старание, опитвам се, старая сеBulgarian
  • esforçCatalan, Valencian
  • namáhat se za, přičinit se za, úsilí, snažit se o, snaha, usilovat oCzech
  • (such) [[bemühen]], anstrengen, bestreben, Bemühung, UnternehmenGerman
  • tentativa, empresa, esfuerzo, procurar, empeñarse, empeño, esforzarSpanish
  • تلاش, کوشش, کوشش کردنPersian
  • ponnistus, ponnistella, yrittää, yritys, pyrkimys, pyrkiäFinnish
  • [[se]] [[dévouer]] [[à]] [[quelque chose]], tâcher, effort, entreprise, tenter, s’[[efforcer]]French
  • iomairtScottish Gaelic
  • प्रयास करनाHindi
  • igyekezet, igyekszikHungarian
  • ջանք, ճիգArmenian
  • impegno, sforzo, tentativo, tentare, adoperarsi, impresa, sforzarsiItalian
  • 事業, 努力, 努力するJapanese
  • ការខំប្រឹងខ្នះខ្នែង, សហគ្រាសKhmer
  • 노력Korean
  • nitiminiLatin
  • inspanning, zich [[beijveren]], moeite, ijveren, poging, nastreven, streven, proberenDutch
  • starać się, usiłowanie, próba, dążenie, przedsięwzięcie, usiłowaćPolish
  • empenho, tentativa, esforço, tentarPortuguese
  • tentativăRomanian
  • [[прилагать]] [[усилие, старание, предприятие, усилие, стараться, стремление, пытаться, попыткаRussian
  • podujatie, úlohaSlovak
  • strävaSwedish
  • çaba sarfetmek, gayret etmek, uğraş göstermek, çabalamak, teşvik etmekTurkish
  • 努力Chinese

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