endeavour


endeavour
1. verb /ɪnˈdɛ.və,ɛnˈdɛvəɹ/
To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously.

The other species of philosophers consider man in the light of a reasonable rather than an active being, and endeavour to form his understanding more than cultivate his manners.

2. noun /ɪnˈdɛ.və,ɛnˈdɛvəɹ/
a) A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.

And these three: 1. the law over them that have sovereign power; 2. their duty; 3. their profit: are one and the same thing contained in this sentence, Salus populi suprema lex; by which must be understood, not the mere preservation of their lives, but generally their benefit and good. So that this is the general law for sovereigns: that they procure, to the uttermost of their endeavour, the good of the people.

b) Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

As we shall find it necessary, in our endeavours to bring electrical phenomena within the province of dynamics, to have our dynamical ideas in a state fit for direct application to physical questions we shall devote this chapter to an exposition of these dynamical ideas from a physical point of view.


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