WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
en•deav•or /ɛnˈdɛvɚ/USA pronunciation  v. [+ to + verb]
  1. to exert oneself to do or effect something;
    make an effort;
    try:He always endeavored to be on time.

  1. a strong effort; attempt: [uncountable]a new field of endeavor.[countable]The boy made an honest endeavor to do the right thing.
  2. Also, esp. Brit., enˈdeav•our.

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endeavour, US endeavor /ɪnˈdɛvə/ vb
  1. to try (to do something)
  1. an effort to do or attain something
Etymology: 14th Century: endeveren, from en-1 + -deveren from dever duty, from Old French deveir; see devoirs

enˈdeavourer, US enˈdeavorer n

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