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endeavor

[ en-dev-er ]
/ ɛnˈdɛv ər /
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verb (used without object)
to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive: We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.
verb (used with object)
to attempt; try: He endeavors to keep things neat in his apartment.
Archaic. to attempt to achieve or gain.
noun
a strenuous effort; attempt.
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Also especially British, en·deav·our .

Origin of endeavor

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English endeveren, from the phrase putten in devoir “to make an effort, assume responsibility”; compare Anglo-French se mettre en deveir. See en-1, devoir

synonym study for endeavor

1, 2. See try. 4. See effort.

OTHER WORDS FROM endeavor

en·deav·or·er; especially British, en·deav·our·er, nounpre·en·deav·or, noun
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