Endeavour - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈdevər|  American pronunciation of the word endeavour
Brit.  |ɪnˈdɛvə|  British pronunciation of the word endeavour

noun

- a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness) (syn: endeavor, enterprise)
- earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something (syn: attempt, effort, endeavor, try)

verb

- attempt by employing effort (syn: endeavor, strive)

Examples

He endeavoured to remain calm.

We always endeavor to please our customers.

They made every endeavour to find the two boys.

Despite our best endeavours, we couldn't start the car.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: endeavour
he/she/it: endeavours
present participle: endeavouring
past tense: endeavoured
past participle: endeavoured
noun
singular: endeavour
plural: endeavours
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