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1. effort

noun. ['ˈɛfɝt'] earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.

Synonyms

  • stab
  • activity
  • battle
  • liberation
  • pass
  • seeking
  • pains
  • run
  • part
  • whirl
  • best
  • squeeze
  • offer
  • share
  • essay
  • attempt
  • test
  • shot
  • crack
  • contribution
  • fling
  • takeover attempt
  • striving
  • play
  • strain
  • go
  • worst
  • nisus
  • endeavour
  • endeavor
  • try
  • trial
  • squeeze play
  • bid
  • foray
  • batting
  • mug's game
  • power play

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • best
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • effort (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • esfort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Effort

  • meffert
  • lefort
  • leffert
  • geffert
  • befort

How do you pronounce effort?

Pronounce effort as ˈɛfərt.

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How to spell effort? Is it effet? Or effor? Common misspellings are:

  • effet
  • effor

Sentences with effort


1. Noun, singular or mass
The effort will be worth it on race day, when hungry fans show up.

Quotes about effort


1. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

3. Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

2. effort

noun. ['ˈɛfɝt'] use of physical or mental energy; hard work.

Synonyms

  • struggle
  • toil
  • labour
  • overkill
  • elbow grease
  • workout
  • difficulty
  • application
  • rubbing
  • straining
  • exertion
  • diligence
  • pull
  • physical exertion
  • friction
  • travail
  • strain
  • overexertion
  • trouble
  • supererogation
  • physical exercise
  • exercise
  • least resistance
  • detrition
  • sweat
  • exercising
  • least effort

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis

Etymology

  • effort (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • esfort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. effort

noun. ['ˈɛfɝt'] a notable achievement.

Synonyms

  • accomplishment
  • tour de force
  • rallying
  • exploit
  • achievement
  • hit
  • feat
  • derring-do
  • rally

Antonyms

  • defend
  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation

Etymology

  • effort (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • esfort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. effort

noun. ['ˈɛfɝt'] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Synonyms

  • anti-war movement
  • campaigning
  • drive
  • ad blitz
  • war
  • candidacy
  • ad campaign
  • gay liberation movement
  • youth movement
  • movement
  • fund-raising campaign
  • fund-raising effort
  • gay lib
  • candidature
  • women's liberation movement
  • reform
  • fund-raising drive
  • women's lib
  • crusade
  • advertising campaign
  • consumerism
  • campaign
  • feminism
  • lost cause
  • feminist movement
  • cause
  • political campaign
  • venture
  • charm campaign
  • youth crusade

Antonyms

  • passive
  • active
  • keep down
  • dematerialize

Etymology

  • effort (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • esfort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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