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 for endeavor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endeavor \En*deav"or\, v. i.
     To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.
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           And such were praised who but endeavored well. --Pope.
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     Note: Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor to outstrip
           an antagonist.
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                 He had . . . endeavored earnestly to do his duty.
     Syn: To attempt; try; strive; struggle; essay; aim; seek.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endeavor \En*deav"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endeavored; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Endeavoring.] [OE. endevor; pref. en- + dever,
     devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire
     quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See
     Devoir, Debt.] [Written also endeavour.]
     To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment
     of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach;
     to try; to attempt.
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           It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these
           beneficial subjects.                     --Ld. Chatham.
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     To endeavor one's self, to exert one's self strenuously to
        the fulfillment of a duty. [Obs.] "A just man that
        endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness." --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endeavor \En*deav"or\, n. [Written also endeavour.]
     An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the
     attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt;
     an effort; a trial.
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           To employ all my endeavor to obey you.   --Sir P.
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     To do one's endeavor, to do one's duty; to put forth
        strenuous efforts to attain an object; -- a phrase derived
        from the Middle English phrase "to do one's dever" (duty).
        "Mr. Prynne proceeded to show he had done endeavor to
        prepare his answer." --Fuller.
     Syn: Essay; trial; effort; exertion. See Attempt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one
           that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the
           whole enterprise" [syn: enterprise, endeavor,
      2: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or
         accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the
         reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she
         gave it a good try" [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor,
         endeavour, try]
      v 1: attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our
           customers happy" [syn: endeavor, endeavour, strive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "endeavor":
     accept, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta,
     action, address, adventure, aim, aim to, apply, approach, aspire,
     assay, assume, attack, attempt, attempt to, be determined, bid,
     blow, buckle down, buckle to, coup, crack, dare to, dealings, deed,
     determine, doing, doings, effort, elbow grease, embark in,
     embark upon, energy, engage in, enter on, enter upon, enterprise,
     essay, exertion, experiment, exploit, fait accompli, fall into,
     fall to, feat, fling, gambit, gest, get under way, go, go about,
     go all out, go at, go in for, go into, go upon, hand, handiwork,
     hard pull, hassle, have at, hump, hump it, intend, job,
     knuckle down, labor, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lay to,
     lick, long pull, make an effort, maneuver, measure, might and main,
     move, move into, muscle, nerve and sinew, offer, operation,
     overt act, pains, passage, performance, pitch into, plunge into,
     ply the oar, pretend to, proceed to, proceeding, production,
     purpose, push, res gestae, resolve, seek, seek to, set about,
     set at, set forward, set going, set to, shot, spare no effort,
     stab, step, strain, strive, strive to, striving, stroke,
     strong bid, struggle, study, study to, stunt, sweat, sweat blood,
     tackle, take on, take up, tentative, thing, thing done, toil,
     tour de force, transaction, travail, trial, trial and error,
     trouble, try, try and, try to, turn, turn to, undertake,
     undertaking, venture, venture to, venture upon, whack, work,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENDEAVOR, crim. law. An attempt. (q.v.) Vide Revolt.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Endeavor, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    440
     Housing Units (2000): 170
     Land area (2000):     0.642079 sq. miles (1.662978 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.059699 sq. miles (0.154620 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.701778 sq. miles (1.817598 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            24075
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             43.715813 N, 89.468948 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     53930
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Endeavor, WI

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