Word of the Day: Endeavor



endeavor

en-deav-or / ĕn-dĕv-ər


noun

1. a sincere attempt, generally requiring effort

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration.

Willie Sutton, 1901 – 1980


2. an undertaking directed toward a goal or purpose

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. 

Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784


verb

1. to try, to make an effort

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.

George Santayana 1863-1952


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