endeavor meaning

[ in'devə ] Pronunciation:   "endeavor" in a sentence
Noun: endeavor  en'devur
Usage: US (=endeavour)
  1. A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    - enterprise, endeavour [Brit, Cdn] 
  2. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    "wished him luck in his endeavor"
    - attempt, effort, endeavour [Brit, Cdn], try
Verb: endeavor  en'devur
Usage: US (=endeavour)
  1. Attempt by employing effort
    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
    - endeavour [Brit, Cdn], strive

Derived forms: endeavoring, endeavors, endeavored

Type of: activity, assay, attempt, essay, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], project, seek, task, try, undertaking

Encyclopedia: Endeavor, Pennsylvania Endeavor Endeavor, Wisconsin Endeavor, WI


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  1. i'll endeavor to ascertain her mind.
  2. we shall naturally endeavor to win them to our side.
  3. i had to attempt to provide inducements for peaceful endeavors.
  4. their parents typically endeavors to keep them subordinate, conforming, and dependent.
  5. we endeavor to avoid the old, romantic idea of a gusher, which wastes oil and gas.

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