English noun: effort
|1.||effort (act) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something|
|Samples||Made an effort to cover all the reading material.|
Wished him luck in his endeavor.
She gave it a good try.
|Synonyms||attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try|
|Narrower (hyponym)||batting, battle, best, bid, contribution, crack, essay, fling, foray, go, liberation, mug's game, nisus, offer, pains, part, pass, play, power play, run, seeking, share, shot, shot, squeeze, squeeze play, stab, strain, striving, struggle, takeover attempt, test, test, trial, trial, whirl, worst|
|2.||effort (act) use of physical or mental energy; hard work|
|Samples||He got an A for effort.|
They managed only with great exertion.
|Synonyms||elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail|
|Broader (hypernym)||labor, labour, toil|
|Narrower (hyponym)||application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, trouble, workout|
|3.||effort (act) a notable achievement|
|Samples||He performed a great feat.|
The book was her finest effort.
|Broader (hypernym)||accomplishment, achievement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||derring-do, hit, rally, rallying, stunt, tour de force|
|4.||effort (act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end|
|Samples||He supported populist campaigns.|
They worked in the cause of world peace.
The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant.
The movement to end slavery.
Contributed to the war effort.
|Synonyms||campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, charm campaign, consumerism, electioneering, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, lost cause, political campaign, reform, war, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement|