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2 definitions found
 for endeavour
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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these
           beneficial subjects.                     --Ld. Chatham.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  endeavour
      n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one
           that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the
           whole enterprise" [syn: enterprise, endeavor,
           endeavour]
      2: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or
         accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the
         reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she
         gave it a good try" [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor,
         endeavour, try]
      v 1: attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our
           customers happy" [syn: endeavor, endeavour, strive]

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