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  Definition of effort
  1. a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
  2. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
  3. 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"
  4. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to
Similar Words: deed, feat, exploit, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat, attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement

 

Hyponyms: acquiring, getting, causing, causation, delivery, obstetrical delivery, departure, going, going away, leaving, derring-do, discovery, find, uncovering, disposal, disposition, hit, implementation, effectuation, egress, egression, emergence, equalization, equalisation, leveling, exhumation, disinterment, digging up, mitzvah, mitsvah, propulsion, actuation, rally, rallying, recovery, retrieval, running away, stunt, touch, touching, tour de force, struggle, trouble, difficulty, least effort, least resistance, strain, straining, exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout, pull, application, diligence, overkill, supererogation, overexertion, friction, detrition, rubbing, batting, best, worst, bid, play, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling, crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, essay, foray, contribution, part, share, liberation, mug's game, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, research effort, seeking, shot, stab, striving, nisus, pains, battle, takeover attempt, test, trial, run, advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign, ecumenical movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war, youth movement, youth crusade

 

Derivational Morphology: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, exert, try, seek, attempt, essay, assay, endeavor, endeavour, strive, drive, get, aim, tug, push, repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, force, ram, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate

 

Anagrams: foetor, footer

 

 
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