Effort Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Effort

An earnest attempt or effort
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Exertion is defined as physical or mental effort, or to the use of force or influence.
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Change in form or size, or both, resulting from stress or force
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A thrust, as with a knife or dagger
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A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
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A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
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Strength; energy; vigor; power
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The act of striving
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Something resembling such a composition:
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The process of achieving something:
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The capacity to do work.
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The work accomplished by, or the role in production of, all workers, esp. workers for wages
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The act of striving
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An act of tasting or sampling.
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Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
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The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
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A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the US Congress.
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Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
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Constant personal attention and often obsequious solicitude.
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To exercise is defined as to engage in physical activity for the purposes of working your body to stay healthy.
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UK standard spelling of endeavor.
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A basis for an action or response; a reason:
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Labor pains; pains of childbirth
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A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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An applied force or system of forces that tends to strain or deform a body.
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An instance of tugging; a strong or sudden pull:
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Toil means continuous and hard work.
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The activity of imparting and acquiring skills.
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The effort required to carry out a responsibility or to meet a standard of care.
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A strenuous effort in the face of difficulty:
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A period of time:
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Something accomplished; an achievement.
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An acquiring or being acquired
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The definition of an acquisition is the act of getting or receiving something, or the item that was received.
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Something, such as an accomplishment or achievement, that is attained.
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Needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance.
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Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion:
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Force; exertion
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A mental or physical effort to attain a specific goal; a striving.
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An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit
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A vigorous, concerted action for some cause or idea, or against some abuse
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An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
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Strenuous labor or exertion:
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(Uncountable) The tendency to work persistently.
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(Idiomatic) The effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby.
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An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal.
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(used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
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An offer to pay a certain amount of money for something:
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Military or physical training, esp. of a group, as in marching, the manual of arms, or gymnastic exercises
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Whirl means the act of spinning or twirling, or a state of confusion.
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Something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
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Something that is taken; a haul.
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Showing or characterized by persistent attention or untiring application:
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Having to do with conation
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Performed through a concert of effort; done by agreement or in combination.
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An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt. [1580]
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The definition of a chore is a routine or unpleasant task.
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A nisus.
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A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war:
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(Uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
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Task is something that has to be done.
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A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
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A moment; an instant:
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(Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
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A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
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A protracted controversy or struggle:
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The quality of being sedulous.
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A task or venture undertaken:
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A specific use to which something is put:
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A bold, difficult, dangerous, or important undertaking
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The ability to hit a target or intended point:
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(Informal) Persevering energy; enterprise:
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A measure of such a force:
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The result of such training or control
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(Baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
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An instance of effort, sense 1
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Antonyms for Effort

Sloth is laziness or a lack of effort, or a slow-moving, tree-hanging mammal from Central and South America.
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The quality of being lazy
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Uncertainty; indecision
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The state of being idle; inactivity.
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The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness.
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Freedom from financial difficulty; affluence:
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Words Related to Effort

Something that has been made or done; result of a specific kind of activity or way of working [to have dental work done, skillful brushwork]
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Something heavy
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(Colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
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Genetic load.
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Synonym Study

  • ?pains suggests a laborious, diligent attempt to take pains with one's work
  • Endeavor suggests an earnest, sustained attempt to accomplish a particular, usually meritorious, end a life spent in the endeavor to do good
  • Exertion implies an energetic, vigorous use of power, strength, etc., often without reference to any particular end she feels faint after any exertion
  • Effort implies a conscious attempt to achieve a particular end make some effort to be friendly
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