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English definition of “endeavour”

endeavour

verb [I + to infinitive] uk UK (US endeavor)   /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 UK (US endeavor)   /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
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