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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·deav·or /ɪnˈdɛvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·deav·or v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endeavored p. pr. & vb. n. Endeavoring.]  [Written also endeavour.] 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.
    It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these beneficial subjects.   --Ld. Chatham.
 To endeavor one's self, to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty. [Obs.] “A just man that endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·deav·or, v. i. To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.
    And such were praised who but endeavored well.   --Pope.
 Note: Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor to outstrip an antagonist.
    He had . . . endeavored earnestly to do his duty.   --Prescott.
 Syn: -- To attempt; try; strive; struggle; essay; aim; seek.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·deav·or, n.  An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.
    To employ all my endeavor to obey you.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 To do one's endeavor, to do one's duty; to put forth strenuous efforts to attain an object; -- a phrase derived from the Middle English phrase “to do one's dever (duty). “Mr. Prynne proceeded to show he had done endeavor to prepare his answer.”
 Syn: -- Essay; trial; effort; exertion. See Attempt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that
           requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the
           whole enterprise" [syn: enterprise, endeavour]
      2: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or
         accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the
         reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she
         gave it a good try" [syn: attempt, effort, endeavour,
      v : attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our
          customers happy" [syn: endeavour, strive]