- an organized community drive or achievement.
- a fund-raising drive.
- effort bargain,
- effort syndrome,
Origin of effort
Examples from the Web for effort
As part of that effort, Said received weapons training for months, sources told The Daily Beast.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The effort to sterilize his image first began when Epstein hired Los Angeles-based spin doctors Sitrick Co.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the decline was a result of an effort to decrease gang violence.
He was then literally slapped around by the high priest, who pulled on his ears in an effort to produce tears.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
Infinite—this word is by no means the expression of a clear idea: it is merely the expression of an effort to attain one.
To which Ingeborg, absorbed in the failure of her effort to find help and comfort, answered droopingly "No."The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
With an effort he ceased building castles, pulled himself together, and mentally repeated Fernie's instruction on the rifle.The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies|Frank Worthington
"The more reason why an effort should now be made to get over it," I replied.
It has been given to few or none to live a life so full of effort and achievement, so rich in honour and success and fame.Views and Reviews|William Ernest Henley
Word Origin for effort
late 15c., from Middle French effort, noun of action from Old French esforz "force, impetuosity, strength, power," back-formation from esforcier "force out, exert oneself," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (source of Italian sforza), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. [Ortega y Gasset, 1949]
see all out (effort); last-ditch effort.