endeavour

(BrE) (AmE endeavor) noun
ADJECTIVE
collaborative, collective, cooperative, joint
brave, heroic
honest

the government's honest endeavours to improve the lives of the poor

noble, worthwhile, worthy
lifelong

Learning a foreign language well can be a lifelong endeavour.

future
fruitless, futile, unsuccessful
successful
human

Enthusiasm is a vital ingredient in all human endeavour.

artistic, creative

She always encourages her children in their artistic endeavours.

commercial, educational, entrepreneurial (esp. AmE), intellectual, political, scientific
VERB + ENDEAVOUR/ENDEAVOR
make, pursue, undertake

You must make an endeavour to work harder.

PREPOSITION
in an endeavour

We wish her every success in this endeavour.

In an endeavour to improve the service, they introduced free parking.

PHRASES
your best endeavours (BrE)

Despite her best endeavours, she couldn't persuade anyone to volunteer.

a field of endeavour

He has the ability to achieve success in whatever field of endeavour he should choose.

make every endeavour

We will make every endeavour to obtain sufficient supplies.


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  • Endeavour — (spr. endéwwer), Fluß im britisch austral. Staat Queensland, dessen Mündung unter 15°27´ nördl. Br. bei Cooktown einen guten Hafen bildet, in den Cook 1770 einlief, um sein beschädigtes Schiff Endeavour auszubessern …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Endeavour — (Endiwwer), Fluß im südl. Neu Süd Wales. – Straße E., Theil der Torresstraße …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • endeavour — British English spelling of ENDEAVOR (Cf. endeavor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or). Related: Endeavoured; endeavoring; endeavours …   Etymology dictionary

  • endeavour — is the spelling for the noun and verb in BrE, endeavor in AmE. See formal words …   Modern English usage

  • endeavour — (US endeavor) ► VERB ▪ try hard to do or achieve something. ► NOUN 1) an earnest attempt to achieve something. 2) earnest and industrious effort. ORIGIN from the obsolete phrase put oneself in devoir «do one s utmost» (from archaic devoir one s… …   English terms dictionary

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