Thesaurus

endeavor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of endeavor

  1. an effort to do or accomplish something the hope that this latest endeavor will yield much information about the atmosphere of the planet Synonyms of endeavor assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, attempt, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlWords Related to endeavor striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error


endeavor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of endeavor

  1. 1 to devote serious and sustained effort the trapped climber endeavored mightily to get the boulder to budge Synonyms of endeavor bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, labor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workWords Related to endeavor apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms of endeavor break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle

  2. 2 to make an effort to do our club is forever endeavoring to find ways to raise more money for activities Synonyms of endeavor assay, attempt, essay, seek, strive, tryWords Related to endeavor fight, strain, struggle, toil, trouble, work; aim, aspire, hope; assume, take up, undertakeNear Antonyms of endeavor drop, give up, quit



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up endeavor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!