Another word for effort
The act of striving
exertion, endeavor, industry, labor, pains, trouble, force, toil, work, application, energy, travail, struggle, striving, attempting, stress, pull, stretch, push, strain, tension, tug, sweat, sweat of one's brow, toil and trouble, elbow grease*.
An instance of effort, sense 1
attempt, try, bid, endeavor, enterprise, undertaking, struggle, battle, trial, spurt, essay, venture, aim, purpose, resolution, exercise, discipline, drill, training, crack*, stab*, shot*, go*, whirl*, the old college try*.
effort implies a conscious attempt to achieve a particular end make some effort to be friendly; exertion implies an energetic, vigorous use of power, strength, etc., often without reference to any particular end she feels faint after any exertion; endeavor suggests an earnest, sustained attempt to accomplish a particular, usually meritorious, end a life spent in the endeavor to do good; ?pains suggests a laborious, diligent attempt to take pains with one's work
Another word for effortnoun
The use of energy to do something:endeavor, exertion, pain (used in plural), strain1, striving, struggle, trouble, while. (Informal) elbow grease. See work
A difficult or tedious undertaking:chore, task. (Informal) job. See heavy, work
A trying to do or make something:attempt, crack, endeavor, essay, go, offer, stab, trial, try. (Informal) shot. (Slang) take. (Archaic) assay. See try
Something completed or attained successfully:accomplishment, achievement, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, feat. See do