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 effort effort

noun

  • () earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something  ( endeavour, endeavor, try, attempt, effort )
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
     made an effort to cover all the reading material
    made an effort to cover all the reading material
     wished him luck in his endeavor
    wished him luck in his endeavor
     she gave it a good try
    she gave it a good try
  • () use of physical or mental energy; hard work  ( elbow grease, sweat, travail, exertion, effort )
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
     he got an A for effort
    he got an A for effort
     they managed only with great exertion
    they managed only with great exertion
  • () a notable achievement  ( effort, exploit, feat )
    a notable achievement
     he performed a great feat
    he performed a great feat
     the book was her finest effort
    the book was her finest effort
  • a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end  ( effort, crusade, drive, movement, campaign, cause )
    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
     he supported populist campaigns
    he supported populist campaigns
     they worked in the cause of world peace
    they worked in the cause of world peace
     the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
     the movement to end slavery
    the movement to end slavery
     contributed to the war effort
    contributed to the war effort