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ENDEAVOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endeavor mean? 

ENDEAVOR (noun)
  The noun ENDEAVOR has 2 senses:

1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
2. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

  Familiarity information: ENDEAVOR used as a noun is rare.


ENDEAVOR (verb)
  The verb ENDEAVOR has 1 sense:

1. attempt by employing effort

  Familiarity information: ENDEAVOR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDEAVOR (noun)


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Meaning:

A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

enterprise; endeavour; endeavor

Context example:

he had doubts about the whole enterprise

Hypernyms ("endeavor" is a kind of...):

labor; project; task; undertaking (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endeavor"):

business activity; commercial activity (activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise)

forlorn hope (a hopeless or desperate enterprise)

fraudulent scheme; illegitimate enterprise; racket (an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit)


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Meaning:

Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

attempt; effort; try; endeavor; endeavour

Context examples:

made an effort to cover all the reading material / wished him luck in his endeavor / she gave it a good try

Hypernyms ("endeavor" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endeavor"):

batting ((baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base)

seeking (an attempt to acquire or gain something)

shot; stab (informal words for any attempt or effort)

shot (an attempt to score in a game)

nisus; pains; strain; striving (an effortful attempt to attain a goal)

battle; struggle (an energetic attempt to achieve something)

takeover attempt (an attempt to take control of a corporation)

run; test; trial (the act of testing something)

test; trial (the act of undergoing testing)

power play; squeeze; squeeze play (an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power)

mug's game (a futile or unprofitable endeavor)

best (the supreme effort one can make)

worst (the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of)

bid; play (an attempt to get something)

crack; fling; go; offer; pass; whirl (a usually brief attempt)

essay (a tentative attempt)

foray (an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence))

contribution; part; share (any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor)

liberation (the attempt to achieve equal rights or status)


ENDEAVOR (verb)


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Meaning:

Attempt by employing effort

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

endeavor; endeavour; strive

Context example:

we endeavor to make our customers happy

Hypernyms (to "endeavor" is one way to...):

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endeavor"):

struggle (to exert strenuous effort against opposition)

be at pains; take pains (try very hard to do something)

buck (to strive with determination)

Sentence frame:

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