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en·deav·our

 (ĕn-dĕv′ər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of endeavor.

endeavour

(ɪnˈdɛvə) or

endeavor

vb
to try (to do something)
n
an effort to do or attain something
[C14: endeveren, from en-1 + -deveren from dever duty, from Old French deveir; see devoirs]
enˈdeavourer, enˈdeavorer n

endeavour


Past participle: endeavoured
Gerund: endeavouring

Imperative
endeavour
endeavour
Present
I endeavour
you endeavour
he/she/it endeavours
we endeavour
you endeavour
they endeavour
Preterite
I endeavoured
you endeavoured
he/she/it endeavoured
we endeavoured
you endeavoured
they endeavoured
Present Continuous
I am endeavouring
you are endeavouring
he/she/it is endeavouring
we are endeavouring
you are endeavouring
they are endeavouring
Present Perfect
I have endeavoured
you have endeavoured
he/she/it has endeavoured
we have endeavoured
you have endeavoured
they have endeavoured
Past Continuous
I was endeavouring
you were endeavouring
he/she/it was endeavouring
we were endeavouring
you were endeavouring
they were endeavouring
Past Perfect
I had endeavoured
you had endeavoured
he/she/it had endeavoured
we had endeavoured
you had endeavoured
they had endeavoured
Future
I will endeavour
you will endeavour
he/she/it will endeavour
we will endeavour
you will endeavour
they will endeavour
Future Perfect
I will have endeavoured
you will have endeavoured
he/she/it will have endeavoured
we will have endeavoured
you will have endeavoured
they will have endeavoured
Future Continuous
I will be endeavouring
you will be endeavouring
he/she/it will be endeavouring
we will be endeavouring
you will be endeavouring
they will be endeavouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been endeavouring
you have been endeavouring
he/she/it has been endeavouring
we have been endeavouring
you have been endeavouring
they have been endeavouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been endeavouring
you will have been endeavouring
he/she/it will have been endeavouring
we will have been endeavouring
you will have been endeavouring
they will have been endeavouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been endeavouring
you had been endeavouring
he/she/it had been endeavouring
we had been endeavouring
you had been endeavouring
they had been endeavouring
Conditional
I would endeavour
you would endeavour
he/she/it would endeavour
we would endeavour
you would endeavour
they would endeavour
Past Conditional
I would have endeavoured
you would have endeavoured
he/she/it would have endeavoured
we would have endeavoured
you would have endeavoured
they would have endeavoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endeavour - a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket - an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
forlorn hope - a hopeless or desperate enterprise
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
business activity, commercial activity - activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
2.endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish somethingendeavour - 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"
batting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
best - the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
worst - the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
bid, play - an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
fling, go, offer, whirl, crack, pass - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
essay - a tentative attempt
foray - an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
contribution, share, part - the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"
liberation - the attempt to achieve equal rights or status; "she worked for women's liberation"
mug's game - a futile or unprofitable endeavor
power play, squeeze play, squeeze - an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
seeking - an attempt to acquire or gain something
stab, shot - informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
shot - an attempt to score in a game
nisus, pains, striving, strain - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
takeover attempt - an attempt to take control of a corporation
trial, run, test - the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
trial, test - the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
Verb1.endeavour - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
struggle - to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
be at pains, take pains - try very hard to do something
buck - to strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion"

endeavour

(Formal)
verb
1. try, labour, attempt, aim, struggle, venture, undertake, essay, strive, aspire, have a go, go for it (informal), make an effort, have a shot (informal), have a crack (informal), take pains, bend over backwards (informal), do your best, go for broke (slang), bust a gut (informal), give it your best shot (informal), jump through hoops (informal), have a stab (informal), break your neck (informal), make an all-out effort (informal), knock yourself out (informal), do your damnedest (informal), give it your all (informal), rupture yourself (informal) I will endeavour to rectify the situation.
noun
1. attempt, try, shot (informal), effort, trial, go (informal), aim, bid, crack (informal), venture, enterprise, undertaking, essay, stab (informal) His first endeavours in the field were wedding films.
Translations
مُحاوَلَهيُحاوِل
snahaúsilí
bestræbe sig påforsøg
ponnistellaponnistuspyrkiäpyrkimysyrittää
megkísérel
kappkosta, leitast viîviîleitni, tilraun
pastangosstengtis
cenšanāscenstiespūlespūlēties

endeavour

endeavor (US) [ɪnˈdevəʳ]
A. N (= attempt) → intento m, tentativa f; (= effort) → esfuerzo m
in spite of my best endeavoursa pesar de todos mis esfuerzos
to make/use every endeavour to do sthprocurar por todos los medios hacer algo
B. VI to endeavour to do sthprocurar hacer algo, esforzarse por hacer algo

endeavour

[ɪnˈdɛvər] (British) endeavor (US)
n
(= attempt) → tentative f
(= effort) → effort m
human endeavour → effort m humain
vi
to endeavour to do sth → tenter de faire qch, s'efforcer de faire qch

endeavour

, (US) endeavor
n (= attempt)Anstrengung f, → Bemühung f; (liter: = striving) → (Be)streben nt no pl (geh); all human endeavourdas gesamte Streben des Menschen; to make an endeavour to do somethingsich nach Kräften bemühen, etw zu tun; in an endeavour to please herum ihr eine Freude zu machen
vtsich anstrengen, sich bemühen, bestrebt sein (geh)

endeavour

endeavor (Am) [ɪnˈdɛvəʳ] (frm)
1. vt to endeavour to docercare or sforzarsi di fare
2. n (attempt) → sforzo, tentativo
to make every endeavour to do sth → fare ogni sforzo per fare qc

endeavour

(inˈdevə) (American) endeavor (inˈdevə(r)) verb
to attempt; to try (to do something). He endeavoured to attract the waiter's attention.
noun
an attempt. He succeeded in his endeavour to climb the Everest.
References in classic literature ?
Then, gasping for breath, did Hester Prynne clutch the fatal token, instinctively endeavouring to tear it away, so infinite was the torture inflicted by the intelligent touch of Pearl's baby-hand.
Your time has been properly and delicately spent, if you have been endeavouring for the last four years to bring about this marriage.
You are endeavouring to disarm me by reason, and to convince me against my will.
Me, she had dispensed from joining the group; saying, "She regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance; but that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her own observation, that I was endeavouring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner-- something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were--she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy, little children.
It struck me soon, however, there would be more sense in endeavouring to repair some of his wrongs than shedding tears over them: I got up and walked into the court to seek him.
The task of recalling him from the vagrancy into which he always sank when he had spoken, was like recalling some very weak person from a swoon, or endeavouring, in the hope of some disclosure, to stay the spirit of a fast-dying man.
Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude,' returned the gentleman, `a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink.
Sometimes, I remember, I resigned myself to thoughts of home and Peggotty; and to endeavouring, in a confused blind way, to recall how I had felt, and what sort of boy I used to be, before I bit Mr.
And the oncommonest workman can't show himself oncommon in a gridiron - for a gridiron IS a gridiron," said Joe, steadfastly impressing it upon me, as if he were endeavouring to rouse me from a fixed delusion, "and you may haim at what you like, but a gridiron it will come out, either by your leave or again your leave, and you can't help yourself--"
This rough expostulation was addressed to no other than our acquaintance Isaac, who, richly and even magnificently dressed in a gaberdine ornamented with lace and lined with fur, was endeavouring to make place in the foremost row beneath the gallery for his daughter, the beautiful Rebecca, who had joined him at Ashby, and who was now hanging on her father's arm, not a little terrified by the popular displeasure which seemed generally excited by her parent's presumption.
In the several debates upon this impeachment, it must be confessed that his majesty gave many marks of his great lenity; often urging the services you had done him, and endeavouring to extenuate your crimes.
All this I saw myself, and could not forbear endeavouring to convince our protector how much he was imposed upon: he was not long before he was satisfied that he had been too credulous, for all those that had so industriously searched after this imaginary wealth, within five hours left the work in despair, and I continued almost alone with the prince.