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endeavour


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endeavor  \En*deav"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Endeavored};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Endeavoring}.]  [OE.  endevor;  pref.  en-  +  dever, 
  devoir,  duty,  F.  devoir:  cf  F.  se  mettre  en  devoir  de  faire 
  quelque  chose  to  try  to  do  a  thing  to  go  about  it  See 
  {Devoir},  {Debt}.]  [Written  also  {endeavour}.] 
  To  exert  physical  or  intellectual  strength  for  the  attainment 
  of  to  use  efforts  to  effect;  to  strive  to  achieve  or  reach; 
  to  try  to  attempt. 
 
  It  is  our  duty  to  endeavor  the  recovery  of  these 
  beneficial  subjects.  --Ld.  Chatham. 
 
  {To  endeavor  one's  self},  to  exert  one's  self  strenuously  to 
  the  fulfillment  of  a  duty.  [Obs.]  ``A  just  man  that 
  endeavoreth  himself  to  leave  all  wickedness.''  --Latimer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  endeavour 
  n  1:  earnest  and  conscientious  activity  intended  to  do  or 
  accomplish  something:  "made  an  effort  to  cover  all  the 
  reading  material";  "wished  him  luck  in  his  endeavor"; 
  "she  gave  it  a  good  try"  [syn:  {attempt},  {effort},  {endeavor}, 
  {try}] 
  2:  a  purposeful  or  industrious  undertaking  (especially  one  that 
  requires  effort  or  boldness);  "he  had  doubts  about  the 
  whole  enterprise"  [syn:  {enterprise},  {endeavor}] 
  v  :  attempt  by  employing  effort;  "we  endeavor  to  make  our 
  customers  happy"  [syn:  {endeavor},  {strive}] 




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