Endeavor En*deav"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endeavored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endeavoring}.] [OE. endevor; pref. en- + dever, devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See {Devoir}, {Debt}.] [Written also {endeavour}.] To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt. [1913 Webster]

It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these beneficial subjects. --Ld. Chatham. [1913 Webster]

{To endeavor one's self}, to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty. [Obs.] ``A just man that endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness.'' --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Endeavour — (spr. endéwwer), Fluß im britisch austral. Staat Queensland, dessen Mündung unter 15°27´ nördl. Br. bei Cooktown einen guten Hafen bildet, in den Cook 1770 einlief, um sein beschädigtes Schiff Endeavour auszubessern …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Endeavour — (spr. Endewwer), Fluß in der britischen Colonie Neusüdwales (Australien), mündet in den Ocean; der umliegende Landstrich heißt Endeavourdistrict. Die Endeavourstraße trennt das Cap York (im Norden) von der Prinz Wales Inselgruppe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • endeavour — British English spelling of ENDEAVOR (Cf. endeavor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or). Related: Endeavoured; endeavoring; endeavours …   Etymology dictionary

  • endeavour — is the spelling for the noun and verb in BrE, endeavor in AmE. See formal words …   Modern English usage

  • endeavour — (US endeavor) ► VERB ▪ try hard to do or achieve something. ► NOUN 1) an earnest attempt to achieve something. 2) earnest and industrious effort. ORIGIN from the obsolete phrase put oneself in devoir «do one s utmost» (from archaic devoir one s… …   English terms dictionary

  • Endeavour — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Endeavour », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot anglais endeavour peut signifier… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Endeavour — Der Name Endeavour (engl. Bemühen, Anstrengung) bezeichnet Schiffe Endeavour (Schiff), ein Segelschiff kommandiert von James Cook, Endeavour (Yacht), eine America’s Cup Segelyacht HMS Endeavour, neun Schiffe der Royal Navy HMNZS Endeavour, drei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • endeavour — (BrE) (AmE endeavor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ collaborative, collective, cooperative, joint ▪ brave, heroic ▪ honest …   Collocations dictionary

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