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endeavor

 
Noun endeavor has 2 senses
  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavour - a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
    --1 is a kind of undertaking, project, task, labor
    --1 has particulars:
     racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise; forlorn hope; business activity, commercial activity
    Derived form: verb endeavor1
  2. 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"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 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
    Derived form: verb endeavor1
Verb endeavor has 1 sense
  1. endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
    --1 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived forms: noun endeavor2, noun endeavor1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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