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English noun: endeavor

1. endeavor (act) a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)


SamplesHe had doubts about the whole enterprise.


Synonymsendeavour, enterprise


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


Narrower (hyponym)business activity, commercial activity, forlorn hope, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket

2. endeavor (act) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something


SamplesMade an effort to cover all the reading material.
Wished him luck in his endeavor.
She gave it a good try.


Synonymsattempt, effort, endeavour, try


Broader (hypernym)activity


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


English verb: endeavor

1. endeavor (social) attempt by employing effort


SamplesWe endeavor to make our customers happy.


Synonymsendeavour, strive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Narrower (hyponym)be at pains, buck, struggle, take pains









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