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Daemon
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endeavor

(verb) Attempt by employing effort.

Synonyms: strive

Usage: The candidate promised to endeavor to improve the quality of life in the inner city, but once in office, she did nothing of the sort.
Mehrdad77
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endeavor (v.)
c. 1400, from phrase put in dever
early 15c., "pains taken to attain an object," literally "in duty," from phrase put (oneself) in dever "make it one's duty" (a partial translation of Old French mettre en deveir "put in duty"), from Old French dever "duty," from Latin debere "to owe," originally, "keep something away from someone," from de- "away" (see de-) + habere "to have" (from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive"). One's endeavors meaning one's "utmost effort" is from late 15c.
Mehrdad77
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When you endeavor to do something, you try hard to make it happen. A determined student might endeavor to get straight As on her report card.
Mehrdad77
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"The ordinary objects of human endeavor — property, outward success, luxury — have always seemed to me contemptible," wrote Albert Einstein. Presumably, NASA had loftier objects in mind when they named one of their space shuttles Endeavour, using the British spelling. The word comes from the Old French phrase mettre en deveir, or "put in duty." As a verb, it's a more impressive word than try and suggests you're doing your darnedest to make something happen.

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Emel Rapchan
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