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esfort, from esforcier
the physical or mental energy that is needed to do something
Lou lifted the box easily, without using much effort.
make the effort (to do something)
He made the effort to say something pleasant.
it takes effort (to do something)
It takes a lot of time and effort to get an exhibition ready.
An automatic car
takes all the effort out of
it makes driving very easy
a lot of
Visit the cathedral when you're there. It's
well worth the effort
it is definitely worth doing
uncountable and countable
an attempt to do something, especially when this involves a lot of hard work or determination
make an effort (to do something)
I know you don't like her, but please make an effort to be polite.
made a concerted effort
tried hard over a long time
to improve his behaviour.
make every effort
to satisfy clients' wishes.
made no effort
to include us in the negotiations.
somebody's effort(s) to do something
Tom's determined efforts to stop smoking haven't been very successful.
Church leaders are prepared to meet the terrorists in an effort to
in order to try to
Further efforts at negotiation have broken down.
through somebody's efforts
because of their efforts
The money was raised largely through the efforts of parents.
The meal was
a joint effort
it was done by two people together
despite somebody's efforts
Despite all our efforts we lost the game 1-0.
a supreme effort of will
Isabel forced back the tears.
be an effort
to be difficult or painful to do
I was so weak that even standing up was an effort.
work that people do to achieve something in a particular situation
the fundraising effort
Everyone did what they could to support the
good/bad/poor etc effort
something that has been done well, badly etc
Not a bad effort for a beginner!
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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