Translation of "effort" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈef.ət/ us /ˈef.ɚt/

B1 [ C or U ] physical or mental activity needed to achieve something

[ + to infinitive ] If we could all make an effort to keep this office tidier it would help. 如果我們都努力保持整潔,那麽辦公室的面貌肯定會大有改觀。
You can't expect to have any friends if you don't make the effort with people. 如果不努力去和人們交往,你就別想有朋友。
In their efforts to reduce crime the government expanded the police force. 爲了減少犯罪,政府擴充了警力。
He's jogging around the park every morning in an effort to get fit. 爲了調整好身體狀況迎接這個賽季的足球賽,他現在每天早晨都繞著公園慢跑。
It takes a long time to prepare the dish but the results are so good that it's worth the effort. 做這道菜很費時間,但結果大家都很愛吃,工夫真沒白費。

[ C ] the result of an attempt to produce something, especially when its quality is low or uncertain

Do you want to have a look at his exam paper? It's a fairly poor effort. 你想看看他的試卷嗎?成績可不太好。

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(Translation of “effort” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)