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endeavor

en·deav·or

endeavor

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn de vr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: endeavored, endeavoring, endeavors
definition: to make an earnest effort; strive.
The settlers endeavored to get their crops planted in time for the growing season.He endeavored to find a new a job, but it was difficult with little experience.
synonyms:
essay, seek, strive, struggle, toil, try
similar words:
attempt, labor, travail, undertake, work
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strenuous or conscientious attempt to accomplish something.
Building the bridge was a huge endeavor.
synonyms:
attempt, effort, try
similar words:
enterprise, essay, labor, quest, toil, travail, undertaking, venture, work
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