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Effort

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Pronunciation : Ef"fort
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. effort, OF. esfort, for esfors, esforz, fr. esforcier. See Efforce.]
Definition : 1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall. We prize the stronger effort of his power. Pope.

2. (Mech.)

Defn: A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Rankine.

Syn. -- Endeavor; exertion; struggle; strain; straining; attempt; trial; essay. See Attempt.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ef"fort
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To stimulate. [Obs.] "He efforted his spirits." Fuller.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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