Synonyms of labor in English:
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2 she labored to unite the party
4 Rex was laboring under a misapprehension
suffer from, be a victim of, be deceived by, be misled by
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labor, drudgery, grind, toil, travail, work
Most people have to work for a living, meaning that they have to exert themselves mentally or physically in return for a paycheck. But work is not always performed by humans ( a machine that works like a charm). Labor is not only human but usually physical work ( the labor required to build a stone wall), although it can also apply to intellectual work of unusual difficulty ( the labor involved in writing a symphony). Anyone who has been forced to perform drudgery knows that it is the most unpleasant, uninspiring, and monotonous kind of labor ( a forklift that eliminates the drudgery of stacking boxes; the drudgery of compiling a phone book). A grind is even more intense and unrelenting than drudgery, emphasizing work that is performed under pressure in a dehumanizing way ( the daily grind of classroom teaching). Toil suggests labor that is prolonged and very tiring ( farmers who toil endlessly in the fields), but not necessarily physical ( mothers who toil to teach their children manners). Those who travail endure pain, anguish, or suffering ( his hours of travail ended in heartbreak).
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