Pronunciation: (en-dev'ur), [key]
to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive: We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.
1. to attempt; try: He endeavors to keep things neat in his apartment.
2. Archaic.to attempt to achieve or gain.
a strenuous effort; attempt. Also, esp. Brit.,en•deav'our.
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