make an effort


make an effort
To try; to work towards a goal.

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  • make the effort — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make an effort — index endeavor, strive, try (attempt), undertake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make an effort at — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make the effort — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make every effort — do everything possible, bend over backwards    Our employees make every effort to please our customers …   English idioms

  • make an effort — try hard, exert oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make the effort to do something — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • effort — [ef′ərt] n. [Fr < OFr esforz < esforcier, to make an effort < VL * exfortiare < ex , intens. + * fortiare: see FORCE] 1. the using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power 2. a try, esp. a hard try;… …   English World dictionary

  • effort — UK US /ˈefət/ noun ► [C or U] a serious attempt to do something: an effort to do sth »This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Asian debt market. »The guidelines require that companies make an effort to engender a culture of ethical… …   Financial and business terms

  • effort to do something — make the/an/effort (to do something) mainly spoken phrase to do something even though you do not want to or you find it difficult I wish you’d make the effort to get on with her. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary


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