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Definition of "endeavor" []

  • A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt. (noun)
  • Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise. (noun)
  • To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort: endeavored to improve the quality of life in the inner city. (verb-transitive)
  • To work with a set or specified goal or purpose. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endeavor" in a sentence
  • "If the endeavor is a group project, the letter should describe in specific terms what the student did and any results from the student's actions."
  • "IMHO, the principle focus of this endeavor is an individual improvement of the content of character, regardless of some external “classification.”"
  • "Giving yourself to others in a conversation or joint endeavor is caring, loving."