Synonyms for endeavor

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : en-dev-er
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈdɛv ər

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Définition of endeavor

Origin :
  • early 15c., "pains taken to attain an object," literally "in duty," from phrase put (oneself) in dever "make it one's duty" (a partial translation of Old French mettre en deveir "put in duty"), from Old French dever "duty," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt). One's endeavors meaning one's "utmost effort" is from late 15c.
  • noun attempt to achieve something
  • verb attempt to achieve something
Example sentences :
  • Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • This is too well-known a truth for me to endeavor to conceal it, especially from you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And even then they did not know the full extent of her endeavor.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • “I don't know how Fritz would make out in that field of endeavor,” he said.
  • Extract from : « The Dare Boys of 1776 » by Stephen Angus Cox
  • In the meantime our present work must be to endeavor to locate their cache.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Unscrupulous employers often endeavor to control the votes of their employes.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • It shows how we may get the benefit of past effort in controlling future endeavor.
  • Extract from : « The Child and the Curriculum » by John Dewey
  • What then are the types of men which we should endeavor to produce?
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • The second endeavor only to make you believe that you are looking at wood.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume I (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • Or—no—it was on that night that he began to defy it, to deny it, to endeavor to cast it out.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for endeavor

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