Definition of 'effort'


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1. An endeavour.

2. The work involved in performing an activity; exertion.

3. A usually earnest attempt.

4. A difficult exertion of strength or will.

5. The force needed by a machine to accomplish work on a load.

6. The use of physical or mental energy to do something; exertion.

7. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement.

8. Force applied against inertia.

9. (Mech.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.

10. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object.

11. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

12. Voluntary exertion; a putting forth of the will, consciously directed toward the performance of any action, external or internal, and usually prepared by a psychological act of “gathering the strength” or coördination of the powers.

13. In mech., a force upon a body due to a definite cause.

14. The result of exertion; something done by voluntary exertion; specifically, a literary, oratorical, or artistic work.

15. obsolete To stimulate.

16. uncommon To make an effort.

17. To strengthen; reinforce.


1. It was a great team effort both on and off the field.

2. We put in a very good effort and did enough to win the game.

3. Cyber criminals are targeting charities in their efforts to con people out of cash.

4. You both have to be prepared to put in some serious effort and make some sacrifices.

5. The one thing you can control is how much effort you put in.

6. The relief efforts go beyond the artistic works.

7. That would save a lot of time and effort.

8. Yet he has made a concerted effort to reassess.

9. We should pool more of our efforts in research and innovation to bring solutions to global problems, ” she said.

10. The measures should be brought into force if voluntary efforts from the main parties fail to improve the proportion at the next election, the committee said.

11. He said it was a great effort.

12. They said the war effort forced tough choices to be made.

13. You will need stamina and energy but your efforts will be rewarded.

14. You make the effort for something when it is really worth it.

15. When you think how much time and effort so many people have put into my career.

16. We forget too easily just how much western effort went into winning that battle.

17. This is unfair and the process was a waste of time and effort.

18. Most of their efforts are spent attempting to explain the universal or similar features of societies.

19. What we need is a concerted effort to invest in better practices.

20. It would require a considerable effort of will not to enjoy this series.

21. Make an effort to join groups and clubs.

22. Yet no hint of that physical effort appeared in his hugely ebullient interpretations.

23. He agreed that it had been one of the great defensive efforts.

24. He resigned and nobody made much effort to force him to change his mind.

25. Then they have got something to grab hold of and focus all their efforts and energy on.

26. It takes an effort to comprehend something new.

27. It was going to waste for the sake of a relatively small amount of money and effort to save it.

28. They make an effort for dinner.

29. The president is thought to fear that a perceived increase in crime could thwart his efforts to reform the criminal justice system.

30. About $2 billion has been spent so far on relief efforts.

31. Were there efforts at reform within the Catholic church?

32. The chemical companies now suddenly had the technical expertise, and they had also the means to mount massive research efforts.

33. He is well weighted on last summer's win and he returned to form with a good effort here two weeks ago.

34. ‘Clean Calgary and the City of Calgary are teaming up again in an effort to reduce the amount of garbage being generated locally.’

35. ‘Mr Fuller added that the school has made sacrifices in expenditure and eight staff have taken promotions with no pay rise in an effort to reduce costs.’

36. ‘The warning has been made by the Royal Life Saving Society in an effort to reduce the number of drowning-deaths.’

37. ‘The implementation of this workplace smoking ban is crucial in an effort to reduce these unnecessary deaths.’

38. ‘North Yorkshire County Council is to lobby the Government in an effort to reduce the use of disposable nappies.’

39. ‘A post-mortem examination was being held yesterday in an effort to determine the exact cause of death.’

40. ‘Eggs laid in the dovecote will be removed regularly in an effort to humanely reduce the size of the flock.’

41. ‘A number of changes have been made in an effort to reduce the problems experienced in the past.’

42. ‘In an effort to reduce the numbers of cars on the road, licence plates are rationed.’

43. ‘Dieters often cut back on protein in an effort to reduce calories and lose weight.’

44. ‘A department store is offering customers a parking fee refund in an effort to spark a campaign to lure shoppers back into York city centre.’

45. ‘Smokeless braziers have been introduced in an effort to reduce air pollution in homes and the broader community.’

46. ‘The company said it will also dispose of 12,000 surplus freight cars in an effort to reduce costs.’

47. ‘Primary schools launched a safety campaign yesterday in an effort to prevent child deaths on our roads.’

48. ‘It has sold shares and assets and shed costs in an effort to reduce debt.’

49. ‘The first skateboard park at a Scottish school is set to open in an effort to battle teenage inactivity.’

50. ‘Of course, some efforts only go so far.’

51. ‘And when their efforts again prove mostly fruitless, the cycle starts anew.’

52. ‘Today's efforts go far beyond the wellness fairs and free cholesterol screenings that first cropped up in the 1990s.’

53. ‘Will the government's effort to marry off more low-income single parents ease poverty?’

54. ‘She had a fish theme to her headwear and secured a special prize for her efforts.’

55. ‘She will pocket all the prize money his efforts bring in over the next year.’

56. ‘Graham and the team have now been presented with a wooden spoon booby prize for their efforts.’

57. ‘The efforts were entirely successful and a wonderful day was enjoyed by a very large number of people.’

58. ‘Those involved with the group are wished every success in their fine efforts.’

59. ‘One of the more successful efforts is about a soldier home on leave.’

60. ‘The film was more visually successful than previous efforts.’

61. ‘Hayden also saw a goal effort go narrowly wide in the 25th minute.’

62. ‘Her efforts were well worthwhile and, not surprisingly, the article won £1,000.’

63. ‘Alan Walsh came close to reducing the deficit but his effort was wide of the mark.’

64. ‘Their latest effort looks set to continue the journey towards making them one of the biggest bands in the world - and deservedly so.’

65. ‘Apart from a few solo efforts, the Air Force team was no match at either end of the court in the men's games.’

66. ‘Henri Camara has Celtic's first shot, a decent effort forcing Valdes into a diving but comfortable save.’

67. ‘Helliwell almost bagged a goal with an effort that forced a superb save from the visitors' keeper.’

68. ‘He put huge physical and mental effort into achieving this goal, chasing his dream from his native Austria to London and on to California.’

69. ‘In the meantime I don't really feel much like blogging - it just requires too much mental effort at the moment.’

70. ‘Using a bicycle or walking is definitely an alternative, but both require physical effort.’

71. ‘The other things, like homework, require mental effort that they can see no result from and does not satisfy their needs.’

72. ‘She's also more easily distracted, so multitasking requires extra mental effort.’

73. ‘Moreover, modern rifles don't possess bows or strings either, and require little physical effort to load.’

74. ‘And, in our own small way, we must try and make some kind of physical effort.’

75. ‘I'm being sensible, keeping up the liquids and avoiding excessive physical effort but even so it's beginning to get to me.’

76. ‘This is not so much due to time constraints as due to the fact that I don't feel like putting intense mental effort into it.’

77. ‘It takes a great deal of mental effort to keep in mind the fact that whatever is happening is just plain fiction.’

78. ‘The sheer physical effort wasn't bad, but after a while the psychological pressure began to mount.’

79. ‘Computers supply answers at the press of a key, with no mental effort needed.’

80. ‘We could organise a party here of course, but that requires more effort and energy than I currently have.’

81. ‘Both teams gave absolutely everything in terms of physical effort but neither quite had the cutting edge to break through.’

82. ‘The effort he puts into his swing is not a great amount of physical effort.’

83. ‘It requires a lot of effort, talent and hard work to make programming that sustains both critical and popular acclaim.’

84. ‘With a little more mental effort from wise people like yourselves, it could be improved.’

85. ‘He used to suffer from bad headaches and had to avoid all mental effort.’

86. ‘It then took only a slight mental effort to isolate a moment within that time stream and to observe it.’

87. ‘Irene and I managed to get to church together, which requires heroic effort on her part.’

88. ‘War complicated the relief effort, but was not the primary problem.’

89. ‘About 40 industry members have been recruited to work on the war effort.’

90. ‘They have begun to take key towns and cities and captured a critical port so that the humanitarian relief effort is already under way.’

91. ‘The emergency relief effort has swung into massive action in New Orleans and along the Gulf.’

92. ‘Children were also expected to contribute to the war effort in every way they could, with many leaving school to start work.’

93. ‘At first Mrs Bounds suggested people should simply donate cash to the relief effort, keen not to get in the way of work the aid agencies were doing.’

94. ‘He moved to England to take part in the war effort and initially worked as a surgeon in London's east end, treating civilian casualties.’

95. ‘I wanted to help in the war effort, of course, but I was pulled in two different ways.’

96. ‘I am working to organize a disaster relief effort to help those affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.’

97. ‘The biggest emergency aid effort in history was under way last night to bring relief to millions hit by the Asian tsunami.’

98. ‘I was given a deferment because the work that was being done was essential to the war effort.’

99. ‘Her initial duties were to take over clerical work from men who had joined the war effort.’

100. ‘Following a concerted fundraising effort by the local community, Manorlands Hospice first opened its doors in 1974.’

101. ‘An unprecedented joint team rescue effort was launched with Sherpas and westerners fighting to bring him back down.’

102. ‘He's heading the relief effort on behalf of the United Nations.’

103. ‘"It is urgent that students and professors who support the war effort not be intimidated, " they write.’

104. ‘If you hamper the war effort on one side, you automatically help out that of the other.’

105. ‘Foremost is the need to develop a coherent policy framework to coordinate the reconstruction effort.’

106. ‘He said that the two countries would co-ordinate their lobbying efforts.’

107. ‘Seeing the reaction and the reception of the people so far, makes the war effort seem worthwhile.’

108. ‘The tractive effort of the machine seems weak, especially in this deep snow that we have now.’

109. ‘The speed reached by such a body depends on the ratio of the effort exerted to the resistance offered.’

110. ‘The mechanical advantage, which we shall call simply the advantage, is the ratio of the load to the effort.’

111. ‘They allow tailoring a machine's effort and energy to meet the load's requirements for optimum efficiency.’

112. made an effort to cover all the reading material

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