verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- endecott, john,
Origin of endeavor
Examples from the Web for endeavors
I wish my colleagues who will serve on the commission courage and strength in their endeavors.
The Miss Delaware Pageant is proud to congratulate Brittany and wishes Amanda the very best on her future endeavors.
She had a handbag line, became a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, and hosted a Fox reality TV show, among other endeavors.
Western powers have not launched any drills approaching the massive scale of the Russian endeavors.
If he endeavors to keep hope dead, something bad will begin to happen.
As was usual in all Teutonic drives, endeavors were made by propaganda work to break down the morale of the Italian troops.
I may answer, "One who believes in the twelve legions of angels that wait upon the endeavors of faithful souls."From the Oak to the Olive|Julia Ward Howe
This is the truth which I oppose to your endeavors to mask the reality of things.The Future Belongs to the People|Karl Liebknecht
The Indian often endeavors to conceal them by rubbing flour or chalk over them.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
God has been pleased to bless our endeavors in a just cause with remarkable success.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
c.1400; see endeavor (n.). Related: Endeavored; endeavoring.
early 15c., "pains taken to attain an object," literally "in duty," from phrase put (oneself) in dever "make it one's duty" (a partial translation of Old French mettre en deveir "put in duty"), from Old French dever "duty," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt). One's endeavors meaning one's "utmost effort" is from late 15c.