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  1. make an effortverb

    To try; to work towards a goal.

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  1. make an effort

    To work toward a goal

    We make an effort to grow plants each year for herbs, vegetables and fruit

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make an effort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make an effort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of make an effort in a Sentence

  1. Ben Carter:

    I hope some of the naysayers will make an effort to actually understand what they were protesting.

  2. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian:

    Oil-producing countries in the region expect Saudi Arabia and others to make an effort to prevent harm to our economies from the long-term effects of the fall in oil prices, we have conveyed this to Saudi officials via diplomatic channels and made it clear to them that they must correct their policy.

  3. The Hornets:

    When we make an effort on the boards, this is possible, they had two offensive rebounds until the very end. That kind of execution is what we need and I do think it’s sustainable.

  4. Kazuyoshi Miura:

    I’m going to make an effort so that people will be able see me playing my kind of football, even in new surroundings.

  5. Joseph Dunford:

    So, I think for all of us, we should give Secretary Tillerson full support in attempting to resolve this diplomatically and economically, even as we recognize that it may not happen, and there may have to be a follow-up option, which is the military option, we can wring our hands and say it will never happen, or we can roll up our sleeves and make an effort to have a concerted economic and diplomatic plan that does cause KJU, Kim Jong Un, to come to the table and begin to have a conversation, at least stop the path that he’s on right now, which is further development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear capability. And to me it makes all the sense in the world to prove the theory of the case and to work this for a few more months.


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