Meaning of endeavor

en•deav•or

Pronunciation: (en-dev'ur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive: We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.
—v.t.
  1. to attempt; try: He endeavors to keep things neat in his apartment.
  2. to attempt to achieve or gain.
—n.
  1. a strenuous effort; attempt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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