endeavor

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "endeavour."
endeavor(
ehn
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deh
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vuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (effort)
a. el esfuerzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In spite of all my endeavors, I didn't manage to graduate this year.A pesar de todos mis esfuerzos, no logré graduarme este año.
The president's endeavor to reform the education system proved fruitless.Los esfuerzos del presidente de reformar el sistema de educación no dieron frutos.
b. el intento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In an endeavor to maintain her privacy, the star went to live in the countryside.En un intento por mantener su privacidad, la estrella se fue a vivir al campo.
2. (striving)
a. el empeño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The journalist won the award thanks to her endeavor and hard work.La periodista ganó el premio gracias a su empeño y trabajo duro.
3. (undertaking)
a. la empresa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Alison's creative endeavors always came to nothing.Las empresas creativas de Alison siempre se quedaban en nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to try; used with an infinitive)
a. esforzarse por
As your lawyer, I will endeavor to advocate for you to the best of my ability.Como abogado suyo, me esforzaré por defenderla lo mejor que pueda.
b. procurar por todos los medios
The administration should endeavor to make the building more accessible to people with disabilities.La administración debería procurar por todos los medios facilitar el acceso al edificio a las personas con discapacidad.
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endeavor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el esfuerzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to endeavor to do somethingprocurar hacer algo
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