WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
en•deav•or /ɛnˈdɛvɚ/USA pronunciation v. [+ to + verb]
  1. to exert oneself to do or effect something;
    make an effort;
    strive;
    try:He always endeavored to be on time.

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

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    endeavour, US endeavor /ɪnˈdɛvə/ vb
    1. to try (to do something)
    n
    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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