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 for To endeavor one''''s self
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endeavor \En*deav"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endeavored; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Endeavoring.] [OE. endevor; pref. en- + dever,
     devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire
     quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See
     Devoir, Debt.] [Written also endeavour.]
     To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment
     of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach;
     to try; to attempt.
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           It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these
           beneficial subjects.                     --Ld. Chatham.
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     To endeavor one's self, to exert one's self strenuously to
        the fulfillment of a duty. [Obs.] "A just man that
        endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness." --Latimer.
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