Definition of 'effort'
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It was a great team effort both on and off the field. The Sun (2016)We put in a very good effort and did enough to win the game. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Cyber criminals are targeting charities in their efforts to con people out of cash. Computing (2010)You both have to be prepared to put in some serious effort and make some sacrifices. The Sun (2016)The one thing you can control is how much effort you put in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The relief efforts go beyond the artistic works. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would save a lot of time and effort. The Sun (2017)Yet he has made a concerted effort to reassess. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We should pool more of our efforts in research and innovation to bring solutions to global problems, ” she said. Computing (2010)The measures should be brought into force if voluntary efforts from the main parties fail to improve the proportion at the next election, the committee said. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said it was a great effort. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They said the war effort forced tough choices to be made. The Sun (2010)You will need stamina and energy but your efforts will be rewarded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You make the effort for something when it is really worth it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When you think how much time and effort so many people have put into my career. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We forget too easily just how much western effort went into winning that battle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is unfair and the process was a waste of time and effort. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most of their efforts are spent attempting to explain the universal or similar features of societies. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)What we need is a concerted effort to invest in better practices. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would require a considerable effort of will not to enjoy this series. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Make an effort to join groups and clubs. The Sun (2012)Yet no hint of that physical effort appeared in his hugely ebullient interpretations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He agreed that it had been one of the great defensive efforts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He resigned and nobody made much effort to force him to change his mind. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Then they have got something to grab hold of and focus all their efforts and energy on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It takes an effort to comprehend something new. Berthe Morisot (1990)He spends all his money on cocaine and cannabis and is making no effort to make a home. The Sun (2013)It was going to waste for the sake of a relatively small amount of money and effort to save it. The Sun (2012)They make an effort for dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The president is thought to fear that a perceived increase in crime could thwart his efforts to reform the criminal justice system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)About $2 billion has been spent so far on relief efforts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Were there efforts at reform within the Catholic church? Christianity Today (2000)The chemical companies now suddenly had the technical expertise, and they had also the means to mount massive research efforts. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)He is well weighted on last summer's win and he returned to form with a good effort here two weeks ago. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'effort'
British English: effort /ˈɛfət/ NOUN
If you make an effort to do something, you try hard to do it.
He made no effort to hide his feelings.
- American English: effort
- Arabic: جُهْد
- Brazilian Portuguese: esforço
- Chinese: 努力
- Croatian: napor
- Czech: úsilí
- Danish: bestræbelse
- Dutch: inspanning
- European Spanish: esfuerzo
- Finnish: vaivannäkö
- French: effort
- German: Anstrengung
- Greek: προσπάθεια
- Italian: sforzo
- Japanese: 努力
- Korean: 노력
- Norwegian: anstrengelse
- Polish: wysiłek
- European Portuguese: esforço
- Romanian: efort
- Russian: усилие
- Spanish: esfuerzo
- Swedish: ansträngning
- Thai: ความพยายาม
- Turkish: çaba
- Ukrainian: зусилля
- Vietnamese: nỗ lực
Definition of effort from the Collins English Dictionary
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