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endeavour

verb [I + to infinitive] UK (US endeavor) uk   /enˈdev.ər/  us   //
C1 to try to do something: Engineers are endeavouring to locate the source of the problem.

endeavour

noun [C or U] UK (US endeavor) uk   /enˈdev.ər/  us   //
C1 an attempt to do something: In spite of our best endeavours, it has proven impossible to contact her. Crossing the North Pole on foot was an amazing feat of human endeavour. artistic endeavour
Translations of “endeavour”
in Arabic مَسعى…
in Korean 노력…
in Malaysian berusaha…
in French s’efforcer (de)…
in Italian sforzo, tentativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力, 奮力…
in Vietnamese nỗ lực…
in Spanish esforzarse…
in Portuguese empenho, esforço…
in Thai พยายาม…
in German sich bemühen…
in Catalan esforç, intent…
in Japanese 尽力, 企て…
in Indonesian berusaha…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力, 奋力…
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