HyperDic: effort

English > 4 senses of the word effort:
NOUNacteffort, attempt, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
acteffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatuse of physical or mental energy
acteffort, feat, exploita notable achievement
acteffort, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movementa series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
effort > pronunciation
Soundseh'fert
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > effort: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something.
Example"made an effort to cover all the reading material"
Synonymsattempt, endeavor, endeavour, try
Narrowerbatting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
bestThe supreme effort one can make
bid, playAn attempt to get something
contribution, part, shareThe part played by a person in bringing about a result
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offerA usually brief attempt
essayA tentative attempt
forayAn initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
liberationThe attempt to achieve equal rights or status
mug's gameA futile or unprofitable endeavor / endeavor
power play, squeeze play, squeezeAn aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
seekingAn attempt to acquire or gain something
shot, stabinformal words / words for any attempt or effort
shotAn attempt to score in a game / game
striving, nisus, pains, strainAn effortful attempt to attain a goal / goal
struggle, battleAn energetic attempt to achieve something
takeover attemptAn attempt to take control of a corporation
test, trial, runThe act of testing something
test, trialThe act of undergoing testing
worstThe weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishconato, deber, esfuerzo, intento, tentativa
Catalanconat, esforç, intent, temptativa
English > effort: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningUse of physical or mental energy; hard work.
Example"he got an A for effort"
Synonymselbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
Narrowerapplication, diligenceA diligent effort
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutThe activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
friction, detrition, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
least effort, least resistanceThe least effortful way to do something
overexertionexcessive exertion
overkillAny effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
pullA sustained effort
strain, strainingAn intense or violent exertion
strugglestrenuous effort
supererogationAn effort above and beyond the call of duty
trouble, difficultyAn effort that is inconvenient
Broaderlabor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
Spanishafán, dedicación, desvelo, esfuerzo
Catalanafany, dedicació, esforç, feinada
English > effort: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA notable achievement.
Example "the book was her finest effort"
Synonymsfeat, exploit
Narrowerderring-dobrave and heroic feats
hit(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
rally, rallyingThe feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
stuntA difficult or unusual or dangerous feat
tour de forceA masterly or brilliant feat
Broaderaccomplishment, achievementThe action of accomplishing something
Spanishconsecución, exploit, gesta, hazaña, logro, proeza
Catalanconsecució, feta, fita, gesta, proesa
English > effort: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Example "contributed to the war effort"
Synonymscampaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement
Narroweradvertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitzAn organized program of advertisements
anti-war movementA campaign against entering or continuing a war
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaignThe campaign of a candidate to be elected
charm campaignA campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerismA movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's libThe movement aimed at equal rights for women
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effortA campaign to raise money for some cause
gay liberation movement, gay libThe movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost causeA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reformA campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
warA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
youth movement, youth crusadePolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishcampaña, causa, cometido, cruzada, empeño, misión, movimiento
Catalancampanya, causa, moviment

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