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endeavor

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdevər; ɪnˈdevə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) endeavour

Translation of endeavor in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[formal]
  • 1.1 countable/numerable (attempt) esfuerzo (masculine), intento (masculine) he made every endeavor to help se esforzó al máximo por ayudar, intentó ayudar por todos los medios
    Example sentences
    • Among my own more active endeavours was an attempt to hire a man to help with fetching water and doing laundry, both considered women's work.
    • Local administrators have undertaken to revitalise the sport and have brought to the Silver City a group of players and development personnel in an endeavor to achieve this.
    • The team maintained the pressure and Gore was rewarded for his endeavour with a goal to seal the win from close range.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (striving) empeño (masculine) a milestone in the field of human endeavor un hito en el campo del empeño humano
    Example sentences
    • Over 38 games application, effort, endeavour, commitment and preparation go a long way and we have them in abundance.
    • The Sunday Schools sprang from the same era of earnest endeavour, as did the widespread drive to establish Friendly Societies supervised by the clergy.
    • The basic requirement for each participant is measured by hours of endeavour and effort with no student having an advantage over another in earning the award.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] to endeavor to + infinitive/infinitivo intentar por todos los medios + infinitive/infinitivo, esforzarse* por + infinitive/infinitivo

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