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Dictionary definition for: Effort

1. (n) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

2. (n) use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

3. (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns" "they worked in the cause of world peace" "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant" "the movement to end slavery" "contributed to

4. (n) a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed" "the book was her finest effort"

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