effort : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
made an effort to cover all the reading material
- n use of physical or mental energy; hard work
he got an A for effort
- n a notable achievement
the book was her finest effort
- n a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
contributed to the war effort
- The effort would also include "voter education campaigns" and public opinion polling, with the first poll "tentatively scheduled in early 2007.
- The effort took several years to come to fruition, while Microsoft continued to entrench its Web browser dominance.
- 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.
- Gilbert Arenas in Washington Post
...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."
- David Petraeus in Telegraph.co.uk
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."