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. To endeavor one's self, to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty.

Origin: 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

Alternative forms: endeavour.

An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.

Synonyms: Essay, trial, effort, exertion. See Attempt.

(01 Mar 1998)

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