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    effort

    effort - Dictionary definition and meaning for word effort

    Definition
    (noun) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    Synonyms : attempt , endeavor , endeavour , try
    Example Sentence
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
    Definition
    (noun) use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    Synonyms : elbow grease , exertion , sweat , travail
    Example Sentence
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion
    Definition
    (noun) a notable achievement
    Synonyms : exploit , feat
    Example Sentence
    • he performed a great feat
    • the book was her finest effort
    Definition
    (noun) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    Synonyms : campaign , cause , crusade , drive , movement
    Example Sentence
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort
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