effort

Noun
  1. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something (synset 100787849)
    "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  2. Use of physical or mental energy;
    Hard work (synset 100622867)
    "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
  3. A notable achievement (synset 100037483)
    "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
  4. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (synset 100799906)
    "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"

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