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Another word for effort

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Noun
  1. The use of energy to do something

    See also:

    work

  2. A difficult or tedious undertaking

      1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession:
      2. A position of employment:
      3. A task that must be done:
      1. A piece of work assigned or done as part of one's duties.
      2. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
      3. A function to be performed; an objective:
      1. A routine or minor duty or task.
      2. An unpleasant or burdensome task:
  3. A trying to do or make something

      1. Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to determine its components.
      2. A substance to be so analyzed.
      3. The result of such an analysis.
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. The firing or discharge of a weapon, such as a gun.
      2. The distance over which something is shot; the range.
      3. An attempt to hit a target with a projectile:
      1. To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt:
      2. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      3. To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer:
      2. To put forward for consideration; propose:
      3. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
      2. Something resembling such a composition:
      3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      2. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
      3. To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort:
      1. To break without complete separation of parts:
      2. To break or snap apart:
      3. To make a sharp snapping sound:
      1. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
      2. To tempt.
      3. To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
    See also:

    try

  4. Something completed or attained successfully

    See also:

    do

Another word for effort

Noun
  1. The act of striving

  2. An instance of effort, sense 1

      1. To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
      2. To move while rotating or turning about:
      3. To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. The firing or discharge of a weapon, such as a gun.
      2. The distance over which something is shot; the range.
      3. An attempt to hit a target with a projectile:
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To break without complete separation of parts:
      2. To break or snap apart:
      3. To make a sharp snapping sound:
      1. The process or routine of one who trains.
      2. The state of being trained.
      1. An implement with cutting edges or a pointed end for boring holes in hard materials, usually by a rotating abrasion or repeated blows; a bit.
      2. The hand-operated or hand-powered holder for this implement.
      3. A loud, harsh noise made by or as if by a powered tool of this kind.
      1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
      2. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order:
      3. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control:
      1. Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness:
      2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
      3. The active use or application of something:
      1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination:
      2. A firm decision to do something:
      3. A course of action determined or decided on:
      1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
      2. Determination; resolution:
      3. To intend or resolve:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
      1. An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome.
      2. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
      3. Something, such as money or cargo, at hazard in a risky enterprise.
      1. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
      2. Something resembling such a composition:
      3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      1. A sudden forcible gush or jet.
      2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
      3. To gush forth suddenly in a jet.
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. A task or venture undertaken:
      2. The action of beginning a task or venture:
      3. A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
      1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      2. A business organization.
      3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      2. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
      3. To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort:
      1. To offer or propose (an amount) as a price.
      2. To auction (a contract):
      3. To offer (someone) membership, as in a group or club:
      1. To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt:
      2. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      3. To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
      1. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
      2. To tempt.
      3. To try to seize or get control of by attacking.

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