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effort

noun
 
 
/ˈefət/
[C or U] a serious attempt to do something: an effort to do sth This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Asian debt market. The guidelines require that companies make an effort to engender a culture of ethical compliance. The new system has been introduced in an effort to improve customer care. Ensuring the product is launched on time will be a team effort. Over the past year, the combined efforts of the train companies has produced a 12% increase in passenger business and a 20% expansion of freight traffic.
[U] physical or mental activity needed to achieve something, or energy used to do something: A number of returns which were prepared manually are now produced by the computer, resulting in saving of staff time and effort.take/require effort Taking the time to compare prices means that the purchase takes more effort, but it's usually worth it.
Translations of “effort”
in Korean 노력, 애, 수고…
in Arabic مَسْعى, مُحاوَلة, جُهْد…
in French effort, essai…
in Turkish gayret, çaba, azim…
in Italian sforzo, fatica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣力, 精力, 努力…
in Russian попытка, усилие…
in Polish próba, wysiłek, siła czynna…
in Spanish esfuerzo, intento, obra…
in Portuguese esforço…
in German die Anstrengung, der Versuch…
in Catalan esforç…
in Japanese 努力, 労力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气力, 精力, 努力…
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