Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun effort

4 senses of effort

Sense 1
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")
       => labor, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")

Sense 3
feat, effort, exploit -- (a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort")
       => accomplishment, achievement -- (the action of accomplishing something)

Sense 4
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

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