- Try hard to do or achieve something: he is endeavoring to help the Third WorldMore example sentences
try, attempt, seek, undertake, aspire, aim, set out; strive, struggle, labor, toil, work, exert oneself, apply oneself, do one's best, do one's utmost, give one's all, be at pains• informal have a go, have a shot, have a stab, give something one's best shot, do one's damnedest, go all out, bend over backwards• formal essay
- From a strategic viewpoint, the principal need was to understand precisely what each public sector organization was endeavouring to achieve.
- While the Council has endeavoured to achieve consistency between cases, it would be prepared to make an exception if the occasion required this.
- That is a frustration for us, when obviously we are endeavouring to see whether resolution is achievable.
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- 1An attempt to achieve a goal: [with infinitive]: an endeavor to reduce serious injuryMore 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.
- 1.1Earnest and industrious effort, especially when sustained over a period of time: enthusiasm is a vital ingredient in all human endeavorMore 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.
- 1.2An enterprise or undertaking: a political endeavorMore example sentences
- What political endeavors should be undertaken or supported?
- The project is a five-year endeavor undertaken as a partnership between IBM and National Geographic.
- It's the first time in almost 20 years such an endeavour has been undertaken.
late Middle English (in the sense 'exert oneself'): from the phrase put oneself in devoir 'do one's utmost' (see devoir).