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


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: 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, endeavor]
      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, endeavor,
      v : attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our
          customers happy" [syn: endeavor, strive]