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1. endeavour

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • best
  • make peace
  • defend

Etymology

  • endeveren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Endeavour

  • whatsoever
  • whomsoever
  • whosoever
  • whichever
  • wherever
  • whenever
  • whatever
  • whomever
  • morever
  • mcever
  • kochevar
  • endeavor
  • whoever
  • trevor
  • klever
  • however
  • grever
  • forever
  • clever
  • sever
  • never
  • lever
  • kever
  • haver
  • devore
  • bever
  • ever

How do you pronounce endeavour?

Pronounce endeavour as ɪnˈdɛvər.

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Sentences with endeavour


1. Noun, singular or mass
Owning a taxi business can be a rewarding endeavour with fewer requirements than most small businesses.

Quotes about endeavour


1. All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology.
- George Lucas

2. I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
- Edward Jenner

3. She would go off in the morning with the punt full of books, and spend long glorious days away in the forest lying on the green springy carpet of whortleberries, reading. She would most diligently work at furnishing her empty mind. She would sternly endeavour to train it not to jump.
- Elizabeth von Arnim, The Pastor's Wife

2. endeavour

noun. ['ɪnˈdɛvɝ'] a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness).

Synonyms

  • commercial activity
  • task
  • endeavor
  • racket
  • fraudulent scheme
  • project
  • enterprise
  • business activity
  • forlorn hope
  • illegitimate enterprise
  • undertaking

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • endeveren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. endeavour

verb. ['ɪnˈdɛvɝ'] attempt by employing effort.

Synonyms

  • strive
  • try
  • buck
  • take pains
  • seek
  • assay
  • essay
  • be at pains
  • attempt
  • endeavor

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • endeveren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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