Definition of Effort

1. Noun. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something. "She gave it a good try"




2. Noun. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work. "They managed only with great exertion"

3. Noun. A notable achievement. "The book was her finest effort"
Exact synonyms: Exploit, Feat
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Specialized synonyms: Derring-do, Hit, Rally, Rallying, Stunt, Tour De Force

4. Noun. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end. "Contributed to the war effort"

Definition of Effort

1. n. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.

2. v. t. To stimulate.

Definition of Effort

1. Noun. The amount of work involved in performing an activity; exertion. ¹

2. Noun. ¹

3. Noun. An endeavour. ¹

4. Verb. (uncommon) To make an effort. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To stimulate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effort

1. a deliberate exertion [n -S]

Medical Definition of Effort

1. 1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall. "We prize the stronger effort of his power." (Pope) 2. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Synonym: Endeavor, exertion, struggle, strain, straining, attempt, trial, essay. See Attempt. Origin: F. Effort, OF. Esfort, for esfors, esforz, fr. Esforcier. See Efforce. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Effort

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effort (current term)
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Literary usage of Effort

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1908)
"Decisions with effort merge so gradually into those without it that it is not easy ... Decisions without effort merge again into ideo-motor, and these into ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"of these efforts was reported in each of most of the introspections, but the effort to attend failed to appear in very many of ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"In the consciousness of willing or effort the idea of something striven for is ... The idea is the object of attention; the thing, the object of effort, ..."

4. The Science and Practice of Management by Alexander Hamilton Church (1914)
"CHAPTER XI PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE THIRD LAW OF effort (Continued) INCENTIVE '"PHE fourth sub-principle of the Second Law of effort is to the effect ..."

5. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"... would make every effort to appear quite gay, and she seemed indignant at herself that she could not perfectly succeed : brief, self-spurning epithets ..."

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