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Noun effort has 4 senses
  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try - 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"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     batting; best; worst; bid, play; braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling; crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer; essay; foray; contribution, part, share; liberation; mug's game; power play, squeeze play, squeeze; research effort; seeking; shot, stab; shot; striving, nisus, pains, strain; struggle, battle; takeover attempt; test, trial, run; test, trial
  2. effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
    --2 is a kind of labor, labour, toil
    --2 has particulars:
     struggle; trouble, difficulty; least effort, least resistance; strain, straining; exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout; pull; application, diligence; overkill; supererogation; overexertion; friction, detrition, rubbing
  3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "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"
    --3 is a kind of venture
    --3 has particulars:
     advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz; anti-war movement; consumerism; campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign; ecumenical movement; fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort; feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib; gay liberation movement, gay lib; lost cause; reform; war; youth movement, youth crusade
  4. deed, feat, effort, exploit - a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
    --4 is a kind of accomplishment, achievement
    --4 has particulars:
     acquiring, getting; causing, causation; delivery, obstetrical delivery; departure, going, going away, leaving; derring-do; discovery, find, uncovering; disposal, disposition; hit; implementation, effectuation; egress, egression, emergence; equalization, equalisation, leveling; exhumation, disinterment, digging up; mitzvah, mitsvah; propulsion, actuation; rally, rallying; recovery, retrieval; running away; stunt; touch, touching; tour de force
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