Word of the day: endeavour
Definition: v. & n. tr. (foll. by to infin.) try earnestly.
Synonyms: enterprise, endeavor
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR (more…)
from Oxford: endeavour
v. & n. (US endeavor)
1 tr. (foll. by to + infin.) try earnestly.
2 intr. (foll. by after) archaic strive.
–n. (often foll. by at, or to + infin.) an earnest attempt.
Etymology: ME f. put oneself in DEVOIR
from Wordnet: endeavour
n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); “he had doubts about the whole enterprise” [syn: enterprise, endeavor]
2: 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” [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor, try]
v : attempt by employing effort; “we endeavor to make our customers happy” [syn: endeavor, strive]