What does endeavor mean?

Definitions for endeavor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word endeavor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavournoun

    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

  2. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryverb

    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"

  3. endeavor, endeavour, striveverb

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"


  1. endeavornoun

    A sincere attempt. A determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.

  2. endeavornoun

    Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

  3. endeavorverb

    To attempt through application of effort.

  4. endeavorverb

    To work with purpose.

  5. Etymology: From endevour, from endeveren, from putten in dever: in + dever (from deveir, devoir).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endeavorverb

    to exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt

  2. Endeavorverb

    to exert one's self; to work for a certain end

  3. Endeavornoun

    an exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial

  4. Etymology: [OE. endevor; pref. en- + dever, devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See Devoir, Debt.]


  1. Endeavor

    Endeavor is a village in Marquette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 468 at the 2010 census.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endeavor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endeavor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of endeavor in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

  2. Alan Stewart Paton:

    Life has . taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I'm able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate, and everybody talks about a lot of other factors: The other people in the race and whether I can raise the money and whether I can get an organization. That's not the factor. The factor is can I do it? Can my family?

  4. Barry Pollack:

    These unprecedented charges demonstrate the gravity of the threat the criminal prosecution of Julian Assange poses to all journalists in their endeavor to inform the public about actions that have been taken by the Barry Pollack government.

  5. Granville Sharp:

    Always endeavor to really be what you would wish to appear.

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  • تسعى, غاية..محاولةArabic
  • усилие, старание, опитвам се, старая сеBulgarian
  • esforçCatalan, Valencian
  • namáhat se za, přičinit se za, úsilí, snažit se o, snaha, usilovat oCzech
  • (such) [[bemühen]], anstrengen, bestreben, Bemühung, UnternehmenGerman
  • tentativa, empresa, esfuerzo, procurar, empeñarse, empeño, esforzarSpanish
  • تلاش, کوشش, کوشش کردنPersian
  • ponnistus, ponnistella, yrittää, yritys, pyrkimys, pyrkiäFinnish
  • [[se]] [[dévouer]] [[à]] [[quelque chose]], tâcher, effort, entreprise, tenter, s’[[efforcer]]French
  • iomairtScottish Gaelic
  • प्रयास करनाHindi
  • igyekezet, igyekszikHungarian
  • ջանք, ճիգArmenian
  • impegno, sforzo, tentativo, tentare, adoperarsi, impresa, sforzarsiItalian
  • 事業, 努力, 努力するJapanese
  • ការខំប្រឹងខ្នះខ្នែង, សហគ្រាសKhmer
  • 노력Korean
  • nitiminiLatin
  • inspanning, zich [[beijveren]], moeite, ijveren, poging, nastreven, streven, proberenDutch
  • starać się, usiłowanie, próba, dążenie, przedsięwzięcie, usiłowaćPolish
  • empenho, tentativa, esforço, tentarPortuguese
  • tentativăRomanian
  • [[прилагать]] [[усилие, старание, предприятие, усилие, стараться, стремление, пытаться, попыткаRussian
  • podujatie, úlohaSlovak
  • strävaSwedish
  • çaba sarfetmek, gayret etmek, uğraş göstermek, çabalamak, teşvik etmekTurkish
  • 努力Chinese

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    heighten or intensify
    • A. attend
    • B. inspire
    • C. jeopardize
    • D. condemn

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