What does endeavor mean?

Definitions for endeavor
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. endeavornoun

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

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

  2. endeavornoun

    Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

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

  3. endeavorverb

    To attempt through application of effort.

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

  4. endeavorverb

    To work with purpose.

    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

    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.]

  2. Endeavorverb

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

    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.]

  3. Endeavornoun

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

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Endeavor

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

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Numerology

  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:

    The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

  2. 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?

  3. Jaime Fernandez:

    We need to celebrate the effort and endeavor, i don't think there was anything they did poorly execution-wise.

  4. Robyn Davidson:

    The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.

  5. Robyn Davidson:

    The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.

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  • غاية..محاولة, تسعىArabic
  • усилие, опитвам се, старание, старая сеBulgarian
  • esforçCatalan, Valencian
  • přičinit se za, úsilí, namáhat se za, snaha, usilovat o, snažit se oCzech
  • Bemühung, anstrengen, bestreben, Unternehmen, (such) [[bemühen]]German
  • empeño, empeñarse, empresa, esfuerzo, tentativa, procurar, esforzarSpanish
  • کوشش, کوشش کردن, تلاشPersian
  • pyrkiä, yritys, pyrkimys, ponnistus, yrittää, ponnistellaFinnish
  • tâcher, s’[[efforcer]], entreprise, effort, [[se]] [[dévouer]] [[à]] [[quelque chose]], tenterFrench
  • iomairtScottish Gaelic
  • प्रयास करनाHindi
  • igyekszik, igyekezetHungarian
  • ճիգ, ջանքArmenian
  • impresa, adoperarsi, impegno, sforzarsi, tentativo, sforzo, tentareItalian
  • 努力, 努力する, 事業Japanese
  • ការខំប្រឹងខ្នះខ្នែង, សហគ្រាសKhmer
  • 노력Korean
  • nitiminiLatin
  • nastreven, inspanning, proberen, poging, ijveren, streven, zich [[beijveren]], moeiteDutch
  • usiłowanie, przedsięwzięcie, starać się, dążenie, usiłować, próbaPolish
  • esforço, tentativa, empenho, tentarPortuguese
  • tentativăRomanian
  • старание, попытка, пытаться, стремление, стараться, усилие, предприятие, [[прилагать]] [[усилиеRussian
  • úloha, podujatieSlovak
  • strävaSwedish
  • teşvik etmek, çabalamak, uğraş göstermek, çaba sarfetmek, gayret etmekTurkish
  • 努力Chinese

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