from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
- n. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To work with a set or specified goal or purpose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sincere attempt. A determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
- n. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
- v. To attempt through application of effort.
- v. To work with purpose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.
- n. An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put, apply, or exert (one's self) to do a thing: used reflexively.
- To attempt to gain; try to effect; strive to achieve or attain; strive after.
- To labor or exert one's self to do or effect something; strive; try; make an effort: followed by an infinitive.
- To direct one's efforts or labor toward some object or end; fix one's course; aim: with at, for, or after.
- Synonyms Undertake, Endeavor, etc. (see attempt); to seek, aim, struggle.
- n. An effort; an essay; an attempt; an exertion of physical or mental powers toward the attainment of an object.
- n. Synonyms Struggle, trial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attempt by employing effort
- n. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
- n. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
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.
His most recent and very public endeavor is his mission to relocate the World War I monument in Derby just up the road to the Civil War monument grounds.
ALBANY - The economic downturn has hit upstate New York as hard as anywhere in the country but an unusual, high-tech endeavor is taking shape here that could involve billions of dollars in manufacturing investment and possibly thousands of new jobs.
By definition the artistic endeavor is innovation, said Gerson.
And like other chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, treating addiction and preventing relapse is a long-term endeavor, the specialists concluded.
Anyone who has sacrificed their lives to produce any sort of artistic endeavor is deserving of the protection of law, failing that, an armed cadre of legbreakers.
While the fruit comes from the North Fork and the wines are made in Mattituck at Premium Wine Group, the rest of this endeavor is thoroughly Brooklyn-based.
The choice between NASCAR and extreme forms of political correctness where the primary goal of human endeavor is to reflect on more and more obscure forms of victimization (including self-consciousness about white identity), is false.