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Novelists are stamina merchants, grinders, nine-to-fivers, and their career curves follow the usual arc of human endeavour.
Martin Amis

Meaning of "endeavour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENDEAVOUR

Endeveren, from en-1 + -deveren from dever duty, from Old French deveir.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENDEAVOUR

endeavour  [ɪnˈdɛvə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENDEAVOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Endeavour is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb endeavour in English.

WHAT DOES ENDEAVOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of endeavour in the English dictionary

The definition of endeavour in the dictionary is to try. Other definition of endeavour is an effort to do or attain something.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENDEAVOUR

PRESENT

Present
I endeavour
you endeavour
he/she/it endeavours
we endeavour
you endeavour
they endeavour
Present continuous
I am endeavouring
you are endeavouring
he/she/it is endeavouring
we are endeavouring
you are endeavouring
they are endeavouring
Present perfect
I have endeavoured
you have endeavoured
he/she/it has endeavoured
we have endeavoured
you have endeavoured
they have endeavoured
Present perfect continuous
I have been endeavouring
you have been endeavouring
he/she/it has been endeavouring
we have been endeavouring
you have been endeavouring
they have been endeavouring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I endeavoured
you endeavoured
he/she/it endeavoured
we endeavoured
you endeavoured
they endeavoured
Past continuous
I was endeavouring
you were endeavouring
he/she/it was endeavouring
we were endeavouring
you were endeavouring
they were endeavouring
Past perfect
I had endeavoured
you had endeavoured
he/she/it had endeavoured
we had endeavoured
you had endeavoured
they had endeavoured
Past perfect continuous
I had been endeavouring
you had been endeavouring
he/she/it had been endeavouring
we had been endeavouring
you had been endeavouring
they had been endeavouring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will endeavour
you will endeavour
he/she/it will endeavour
we will endeavour
you will endeavour
they will endeavour
Future continuous
I will be endeavouring
you will be endeavouring
he/she/it will be endeavouring
we will be endeavouring
you will be endeavouring
they will be endeavouring
Future perfect
I will have endeavoured
you will have endeavoured
he/she/it will have endeavoured
we will have endeavoured
you will have endeavoured
they will have endeavoured
Future perfect continuous
I will have been endeavouring
you will have been endeavouring
he/she/it will have been endeavouring
we will have been endeavouring
you will have been endeavouring
they will have been endeavouring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would endeavour
you would endeavour
he/she/it would endeavour
we would endeavour
you would endeavour
they would endeavour
Conditional continuous
I would be endeavouring
you would be endeavouring
he/she/it would be endeavouring
we would be endeavouring
you would be endeavouring
they would be endeavouring
Conditional perfect
I would have endeavour
you would have endeavour
he/she/it would have endeavour
we would have endeavour
you would have endeavour
they would have endeavour
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been endeavouring
you would have been endeavouring
he/she/it would have been endeavouring
we would have been endeavouring
you would have been endeavouring
they would have been endeavouring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you endeavour
we let´s endeavour
you endeavour
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to endeavour
Past participle
endeavoured
Present Participle
endeavouring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENDEAVOUR


clever
ˈklɛvə
ever
ˈɛvə
forever
fɔːˈrɛvə
however
haʊˈɛvə
howsoever
ˌhaʊsəʊˈɛvə
howsomdever
ˌhaʊsəmˈdɛvə
leva
ˈlɛvə
never
ˈnɛvə
sever
ˈsɛvə
Trevor
ˈtrɛvə
whatever
wɒtˈɛvə
whatsoever
ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə
whenever
wɛnˈɛvə
wheresoever
ˌwɛəsəʊˈɛvə
wherever
wɛərˈɛvə
whichever
wɪtʃˈɛvə
whoever
huːˈɛvə
whomever
huːmˈɛvə
whomsoever
ˌhuːmsəʊˈɛvə
whosoever
ˌhuːsəʊˈɛvə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENDEAVOUR

endear
endearing
endearingly
endearingness
endearment
endeavorer
endeavourer
endeavourment
endecagon
endeictic
endeixis
endemic
endemical
endemically
endemicity
endemiology
endemism
endenizen
ender

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENDEAVOUR

Cavour
curry favour
devour
disfavour
dyvour
favour
fervour
flavour
grace-and-favour
perfervour
savour

Synonyms and antonyms of endeavour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENDEAVOUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «endeavour» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of endeavour

Translation of «endeavour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENDEAVOUR

Find out the translation of endeavour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of endeavour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «endeavour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

努力
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esforzarse
570 millions of speakers

English

endeavour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रयास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تسعى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стремиться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেষ্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´efforcer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Usaha
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich bemühen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

努力する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

~하려고 애쓰다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Usaha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

toan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முயற்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रयत्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gayret
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tentare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

starania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прагнути
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strădui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσπαθήσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sträva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bestrebe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of endeavour

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDEAVOUR»

The term «endeavour» is very widely used and occupies the 21.116 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of endeavour
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «endeavour».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDEAVOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «endeavour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «endeavour» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about endeavour

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENDEAVOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word endeavour.
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Alvar Aalto
The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
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Martin Amis
Novelists are stamina merchants, grinders, nine-to-fivers, and their career curves follow the usual arc of human endeavour.
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Annie Besant
The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.
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Thomas Blood
I would endeavour to deserve my life, Sire.
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David Brainerd
First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety.
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Aristide Briand
Among peoples who are geographically grouped together like the peoples of Europe there must exist a sort of federal link. It is this link which I wish to endeavour to establish.
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Bill Bryson
In any area of human endeavour, there is going to be mediocrity. You're going to find people who get money that they shouldn't get.
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John Chrysostom
The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others.
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Nicolaus Copernicus
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
10
Roddy Doyle
Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENDEAVOUR»

Discover the use of endeavour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to endeavour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story
"Cook's Endeavour Journal: the inside story, illuminates one of the world's most famous expeditions, the circumnavigation of the globe by Lieutenant James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour.
Martin Terry, Susan Hall, 2008
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Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage
This beautifully illustrated book gives a vivid account of life on board the Endeavour and its epic journey into the unknown between 1768 and 1771.
Peter Aughton, 2002
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Voyage of the Endeavour: Captain Cook and the Discovery of ...
In this book you will discover what it meant to sail with Captain Cook into the uncharted waters of the South Pacific, why the Endeavour sought out the mysterious Great South Land and what kind of man Cook was.
Alan Frost, 1999
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Toward a Theology of Scientific Endeavour: The Descent of ...
This book explores four foundations of scientific endeavour - the cosmos, human intelligence, cultural beliefs, and technological structures - and investigates some of the paradoxes each of them raises.
Professor Christopher Kaiser, 2013
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The Endeavour SRTM: Mapping the Earth
Explains what the astronauts had to do in order to provide a concise mapping of the Earth.
Helen Zelon, 2002
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Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense: The Response of Being to ...
'One of the most influential and best-loved spiritual books of the twentieth century. Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense is a reflection on how individuals and communities respond to the love God has for Creation.
William Hubert Vanstone, 1977
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Century of Endeavour: A Biographical and Autobiographical ...
Description: This research work combines political analysis, institutional history and memory and personal memoir.
Roy H. W. Johnston, 2003
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The Endeavour Mission STS-61: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope
Discusses the Endeavor's mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and describes how this was done.
Helen Zelon, 2002
9
Ghost Voyages III: Endeavour & Resolution
When Jeremy uses his grandfather's magnifying glass to look at stamps, it transports him onto the actual ships in the time that appear on them, and while visiting his dad he gets a chance to go on board two of Captain Cook's ships.
Cora Taylor, 2005
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Captain Cook's Endeavour: Karl Heinz Marquardt
These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history. Karl Heinz Marquardt is an internationally known ship modeller and has spent a lifetime researching the era of the sailing ship.
Karl Heinz Marquardt, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENDEAVOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term endeavour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Endeavour proves less than reckless for Lyons at Naas
Reckless Endeavour lowered the colours of a couple of well-touted colts when opening his account in good style in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
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Endeavour Silver Produces 1769741 oz Silver and 13047 oz Gold …
Endeavour CEO Bradford Cooke commented, "Our main theme in operations during the second quarter was the El Cubo mine expansion to ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Zacks Upgrades Endeavour Silver Corp to "Buy" (EXK)
Endeavour Silver Corp logo Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK) was upgraded by Zacks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
4
Endeavour for betterment
The awareness discussion was organised to protect the child rights and it also marked the International day against drug abuse and illicit ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»
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Endeavour Silver Corporation Analyst Price Target Update
Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE:EXK) should head towards $2.52 per share according to 2 Analysts in consensus. However, if the road ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
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Cracking a filming code on Lewis is an endeavour
It appeared that a scene was being shot for one of the city's famous detective series, believed to be Lewis rather than Endeavour, but ITV would ... «Oxford Mail, Jul 15»
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Missing Endeavour Rally ute stolen, then returned thanks to …
Scott Bilby and Paul Conquest (CEO) from Face to Face in Brendale had their Endeavour Rally Toyota Hilux stolen and also found and returned. Pic: Josh ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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Rally power couple set to race for Endeavour Foundation
The Endeavour Foundation raised $329,000 last year to add to its $8.5 million total since the race started back in 1988. If you wish to donate ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»
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Endeavour Sustainable Investment AG (ticker: ESI) : announcement …
The supervisory board of ESI AG has appointed the long time member of the non-executive board of Endeavour Capital, Mr. Bill Thatcher, as a ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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Lukla Endeavour Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't Overheat
Still, my experience with Lukla's Endeavour jacket was a pretty good one. Lukla Endeavour Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Endeavour [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/endeavour>. Jun 2019 ».
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