[ US /ɪnˈdɛvɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    made an effort to cover all the reading material
    she gave it a good try
    wished him luck in his endeavor
  2. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    he had doubts about the whole enterprise
VERB
  1. attempt by employing effort
    we endeavor to make our customers happy
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How To Use endeavor In A Sentence

  • To meet the inherent challenge of harmonizing a variety of capabilities in a group endeavor, Chicago proposed, and all the needleworkers agreed, to use the same background color fade, the same techniques and a common border.
  • If the latter endeavor has, since postmodernism, seemed a kind of hubristic folly, "The artforum.com
  • I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau 
  • One of these fellows (now the highest financial officer of the land!) it seems had even "erred" (then endeavored to finesse the audit, then paid up just prior to ordering his new federal office furniture) in reporting his income tax, as did several other presidential nominees for high offices of trust. Hope and Trust in Obama, or Renewed Vigilance?
  • But it cannot be denied that, in his endeavors to harmonize universal grace with the fact that not all, but some only, are saved, Melanchthon repudiated the monergism of Luther, espoused and defended the powers of free will in spiritual matters, and thought, argued, spoke, and wrote in terms of synergism. Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • We always endeavor to please our customers.
  • Lancelot endeavors to show, in a dissertation on this subject, that St. Bennet is to be understood of this Roman hemina. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March
  • Mr. Ettinger's ideas, which he popularized in a 1963 book, "The Prospect of Immortality," spawned what some refer to as the cryonics movement, though by most accounts it is a small endeavor: a scattering of enterprises around the country with dues-paying customers totaling a few thousand, a few hundred of whom have actually been deep-frozen. NYT > Home Page
  • You are such a talented and smart member of our team and we are truly grateful of having you. Though, you decide to walk an extra mile we are always here to support you. We just wish you more success on your new endeavor. Thank you because the way you motivate us is something remarkable.
  • The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better .No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes . He must ever be receptive and sensitive to the new ; and have sufficient courage and skill to novel facts and to deal with them . 
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