effort
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɛfət/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛfɚt/
Noun

effort (plural efforts)

  1. The work involved in performing an activity; exertion.
    It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment within walking distance of the office.   He made a conscious effort to not appear affected by the stories in the paper.
  2. An endeavour.
    Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans.
  3. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.
Synonyms Translations Verb

effort (efforts, present participle efforting; past and past participle efforted)

  1. (uncommon, intransitive) To make an effort.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To strengthen, fortify or stimulate



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