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English noun: endeavour

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

SamplesHe had doubts about the whole enterprise.

Synonymsendeavor, enterprise

Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking

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

2. endeavour (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, endeavor, 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: endeavour

1. endeavour (social) attempt by employing effort

SamplesWe endeavor to make our customers happy.

Synonymsendeavor, 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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