/ ɪnˈdɛvə /


  1. to try (to do something)


  1. an effort to do or attain something

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Derived Forms

  • enˈdeavourer, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of endeavour1

C14: endeveren , from en- 1+ -deveren from dever duty, from Old French deveir; see devoirs

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Example Sentences

Back then, the infrastructure wasn’t in place to make in-game advertisers a cost-effective endeavour.

From Digiday

But this was compounded by the core characteristic of the Nazi endeavour: its ideology.

Why do you think the popularity of the Oxford trinity—Lewis, Morse, and now prequel Endeavour—continues to endure?

He could not have foreseen the drama attending the twice-delayed launch of the shuttle Endeavour.

Apparently, agreement could not be reached, and NASA is now looking for a new launch date—likely, April 29—for the Endeavour.

After studying my formulas let the pupil endeavour in each case to find a better one himself.

The Americans will endeavour by all imaginable means to induce us to help them against Spain.

"We must endeavour to ascertain where Gordon is," replied Mr. Carr, as he re-enclosed the letter in his pocket-book.

He held all the records for height, and it was known that at Attercliffe he meant to endeavour to eclipse his own achievements.

They did at first endeavour with their weapons to frighten us, who, lying ashore, deterred them from one of their fishing-places.