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Definition 1: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where endeavor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for endeavor in the sense of this definition

(endeavor is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an attempt to acquire or gain something

(... is a kind of endeavor ) informal words for any attempt or effort

"he gave it his best shot" "he took a stab at forecasting"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an attempt to score in a game

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an effortful attempt to attain a goal

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an energetic attempt to achieve something

"getting through the crowd was a real struggle" "he fought a battle for recognition"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an attempt to take control of a corporation

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the act of testing something

"in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately" "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

"she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) a futile or unprofitable endeavor

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the attempt to achieve equal rights or status

"she worked for women's liberation"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result

"I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project" "they all did their share of the work"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)

"scientists' forays into politics"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) a tentative attempt

(... is a kind of endeavor ) a usually brief attempt

"he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an attempt to get something

"they made a futile play for power" "he made a bid to gain attention"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

"it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the supreme effort one can make

"they did their best"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) the act of undergoing testing

"he survived the great test of battle" "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

Definition 2: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where endeavor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had doubts about the whole enterprise

Synonyms for endeavor in the sense of this definition

(endeavor is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit

(... is a kind of endeavor ) a hopeless or desperate enterprise

(... is a kind of endeavor ) activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise

Samples where endeavor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we endeavor to make our customers happy

Synonyms for endeavor in the sense of this definition

(endeavor is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) to exert strenuous effort against opposition

"he struggled to get free from the rope"

(... is a kind of endeavor ) try very hard to do something

(... is a kind of endeavor ) to strive with determination

"John is bucking for a promotion"

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