effort effort  /ˈɛ fərt/


  1. (n) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  2. (n) use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  3. (n) a notable achievement
  4. (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end


  1. The effort took several years to come to fruition, while Microsoft continued to entrench its Web browser dominance.
  2. The lack of popularity of Pelosi's views was evident in the fact that her first day on the ground Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki did not make an effort to see her.
  3. But even if the call to service is patriotic and not partisan, the effort could pay real political dividends for Obama down the road.


  1. Effort uses street art to encourage NW Ark. public to cut down on littering, protect waters

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An effort is underway in northwest Arkansas to use street art to send the message that litter in the gutter can spread to waterways.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KSPR Springfield

  2. Cincinnati ups effort to help minority business

    An effort to invest and support minority businesses in the Cincinnati area is getting a boost.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  3. Rescue effort under way at Wallace Falls park

    GOLD BAR -- A rescue effort was under way Friday afternoon at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar. Emergency crews were summoned about 1:30 p.m. for a report that someone had suffered a fall at the park, Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Susy Johnson said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Everett Herald


  1. "But war is bigger than any one man," Mr Obama said, adding that the change was necessary to maintain a "unity of effort" in Afghanistan. "I welcome debate among my team, but I won't tolerate division."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Herald Sun

  2. ...continue into what transpired between the Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton, but it has been established that guns were in the locker room -- which Arenas called "a misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate."
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: Washington Post

  3. "This is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose," he said at the US embassy in Kabul, a day after arriving. "Civilian and military, Afghan and international, we are part of one team with one mission."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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