Effort

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Etymology

Middle French, from Old French esforz, esfort, from esforcier to force, from ex- + forcier to force


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Definitions

  • 1 : conscious exertion of power : hard work <a job requiring time and effort>
  • 2 : a serious attempt : try <making an effort to reduce costs>
  • 3 : something produced by exertion or trying <the novel was her most ambitious effort>
  • 4 : effective force as distinguished from the possible resistance called into action by such a force
  • 5 : the total work done to achieve a particular end <the war effort>