HyperDic: endeavor

English > 3 senses of the word endeavor:
NOUNactendeavor, enterprise, endeavoura purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
actendeavor, attempt, effort, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
VERBsocialendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
endeavor > pronunciation
Soundsihndeh'ver
Rhymesachiever ... woodcarver: 114 rhymes with ver...
English > endeavor: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness).
Synonymsenterprise, endeavour
Narrowerbusiness activity, commercial activityActivity undertaken as part of a commercial ... / commercial enterprise
forlorn hopeA hopeless or desperate enterprise
racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterpriseAn illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud / fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
Broaderundertaking, project, task, laborAny piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
Spanishempresa, esfuerzo, tarea, tentativa
Catalanempresa
Verbsendeavorattempt by employing effort
English > endeavor: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something.
Example "wished him luck in his endeavor"
Synonymsattempt, effort, 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
Verbsendeavorattempt by employing effort
English > endeavor: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningattempt by employing effort.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"we endeavor to make our customers happy"
Synonymsendeavour, strive
NarrowerbuckTo strive with determination
struggleTo exert strenuous effort against opposition
take pains, be at painstry very hard to do something
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanishafanarse, empeñarse, esforzarse, luchar, procurar
Catalanesforçar-se
Nounsendeavorearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
endeavora purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

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