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effort

noun

1 effort

Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something:
— Made an effort to cover all the reading material.

synonyms: attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try.

Dutch: ijveren, onderneming, wagen, probeersel, inspanning, poging
Polish: próba, usiłowanie



2 effort

Use of physical or mental energy; hard work:
— He got an A for effort.

synonyms: elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail.

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Dutch: inspanning, krachtsinspanning
Polish: próba, usiłowanie

3 effort

A notable achievement:
— The book was her finest effort.

synonyms: exploit, feat.

Dutch: daad, exploit, heldendaad, prestatie, wapenfeit

4 effort

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end:
— Contributed to the war effort.

synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement.

Dutch: aanleiding, doel, kruistocht, reden
Polish: krucjata


Moby thesaurus: accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, ad hoc measure, adventure, affair, answer, application, approach, artifice, assay, attainment, attempt, bid, blow, business, chore ... show more.

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