Definition Of effort


a vigorous or determined attempt.

hammer birdhouses to country fenceposts in an effort to bring back the eastern bluebird

Example Of effort

  • "It is urgent that students and professors who support the war effort not be intimidated, " they write.

  • A department store is offering customers a parking fee refund in an effort to spark a campaign to lure shoppers back into York city centre.

  • a joint effort

  • A number of changes have been made in an effort to reduce the problems experienced in the past.

  • A post-mortem examination was being held yesterday in an effort to determine the exact cause of death.

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