V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. a conscientious activity intended to accomplish something; 2. an effort made in an attempt to achieve something; (v.) to make an effort to achieve something

Synonyms: (n.) attempt, effort, enterprise, venture, (v.) try, strive, undertake

Antonyms: give up, quit, cease

Tips: Use endeavor as a more sophisticated way of describing an activity you are proud of: "Remodeling our house has been my latest endeavor." Or use endeavor to describe a valiant attempt to accomplish something: "Despite our best endeavors, we have not been able to locate the girl's mother." Finally, as a verb, use endeavor to describe a valiant effort to accomplish or achieve a goal: "We are endeavoring to find a solution to the problem."

Usage Examples:

I have no doubt that our new business endeavor will be a successful one. (venture, enterprise) noun

She endeavored to find a high-paying job right out of college, but the search was more difficult than she had anticipated. (tried, strove) verb

Her artistic endeavors landed her in many renowned art galleries. (efforts, undertakings) noun

Our company endeavors to provide consistently excellent customer service. (strives, tries) verb

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