make+an+effort

  • 1 make the effort — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …

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  • 2 make an effort — index endeavor, strive, try (attempt), undertake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 make an effort at — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 make the effort — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 make every effort — do everything possible, bend over backwards    Our employees make every effort to please our customers …

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  • 6 make an effort — verb To try; to work towards a goal …

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  • 7 make an effort — try hard, exert oneself …

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  • 8 make the effort to do something — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …

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  • 9 effort — [ef′ərt] n. [Fr < OFr esforz < esforcier, to make an effort < VL * exfortiare < ex , intens. + * fortiare: see FORCE] 1. the using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power 2. a try, esp. a hard try;… …

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  • 10 effort — UK US /ˈefət/ noun ► [C or U] a serious attempt to do something: an effort to do sth »This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Asian debt market. »The guidelines require that companies make an effort to engender a culture of ethical… …

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  • 11 effort to do something — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …

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  • 12 make a point of — MAKE AN EFFORT TO, go out of one s way to, put emphasis on. → point * * * make a point of To treat as essential, make a special object of • • • Main Entry: ↑point * * * make a special and noticeable effort to do (a specified thing) she made a… …

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  • 13 make it your business to do something — phrase to make an effort to do something because you think it is important She makes it her business to get to know all her staff. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry: business …

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  • 14 effort — noun 1 physical/mental energy needed to do sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable ▪ hard ▪ It took a whole day of hard effort to knock down the wall. ▪ constant, sustained ▪ …

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  • 15 effort */*/*/ — UK [ˈefə(r)t] / US [ˈefərt] noun Word forms effort : singular effort plural efforts Metaphor: When you put a lot of effort into doing something, it is like using a part of your body. Does she have the backbone to stand up to them? Or will she… …

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  • 16 effort — ef|fort W1S1 [ˈefət US ˈefərt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical/mental energy)¦ 2¦(attempt)¦ 3 be an effort 4¦(particular situation)¦ 5 good/bad/poor etc effort ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: esfort, from esforcier to force ] 1.) …

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  • 17 effort — noun 1 PHYSICAL/MENTAL ENERGY (U) the physical or mental energy that is needed to do something: Lou lifted the box without any apparent effort. | take/require effort: It takes a lot of time and effort to get an exhibition ready. | take all the… …

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  • 18 effort — [[t]e̱fə(r)t[/t]] ♦ efforts 1) N VAR: oft N to inf If you make an effort to do something, you try very hard to do it. He made no effort to hide his disappointment... Finding a cure requires considerable time and effort... His efforts to reform… …

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  • 19 make — 1 verb past tense and past participle made, PRODUCE STH 1 (T) to produce something by working: I m going to make a cake for Sam s birthday. | Did you make that dress yourself? | a car made in Japan | They re making a documentary about the Civil… …

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  • 20 effort — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. exertion, endeavor; strain, stress, attempt; achievement; informal, push. See action. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of striving] Syn. exertion, endeavor, industry, labor, pains, trouble, force, toil …

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