en-deav-or / ĕn-dĕv-ər
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
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