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Meaning & Definition of Effort in English





1. 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"
  • attempt,
  • effort,
  • endeavor,
  • endeavour,
  • try

2. Use of physical or mental energy

  • Hard work
  • "He got an a for effort"
  • "They managed only with great exertion"
  • effort,
  • elbow grease,
  • exertion,
  • travail,
  • sweat

3. A notable achievement

  • "He performed a great feat"
  • "The book was her finest effort"
  • feat,
  • effort,
  • exploit

4. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

  • "He supported populist campaigns"
  • "They worked in the cause of world peace"
  • "The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
  • "The movement to end slavery"
  • "Contributed to the war effort"
  • campaign,
  • cause,
  • crusade,
  • drive,
  • movement,
  • effort

Examples of using

"I consider this fair, since effort will get one farther in life than ease of understanding anyway." "Says the man that seems to have skated by through a majority of life on ease of understanding...?"
Everybody tries to do their job with an honest effort.
With enough effort, anyone can beat the odds to become a winner.