efforting vs trying :

efforting or trying

Among the new verbs created out of nouns, “efforting” is one of the most bizarre and unnecessary, and has been met with a chorus of objections. You are not “efforting” to get your report in on time; you are trying to do so. Instead of saying “we are efforting a new vendor,” say “we are trying to find a new vendor.”

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  • v  make an effort or attempt
  • v  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • v  put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
  • v  take a sample of
  • v  examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
  • v  give pain or trouble to
  • v  test the limits of
    You are trying my patience!
  • v  melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
  • v  put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
  • s  hard to endure
    fell upon trying times
  • s  extremely irritating to the nerves
    a trying day at the office
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