Synonyms of effort in English:

effort


See definition of effort

noun

1‘they made an effort to reach a settlement’

SYNONYMS

attempt, try, endeavour

informal crack, go, shot, stab, bash, whack

formal essay

archaic assay

2‘Guy's score of 68 was a fine effort’

SYNONYMS

achievement, accomplishment, performance, attainment, result, feat, deed, exploit, undertaking, enterprise

work, handiwork, creation, production, opus

triumph, success, positive result, coup, master stroke, stroke of genius

3‘it requires little effort to operate the handle’

SYNONYMS

exertion, force, power, energy, work, muscle, application, labour, the sweat of one's brow, striving, endeavour, toil, struggle, slog, strain, stress, trouble, bother

informal sweat, elbow grease

British informal graft

NZ Australian informal yakka, hard yakka

archaic travail, moil


Phrases

    make an effort

      ‘more than four in ten adults have made an effort to cut their carb intake’

      SYNONYMS

      try, attempt, endeavour, strive, seek, exert oneself, do one's best, labour, work, toil, struggle, apply oneself

      undertake, aim, set out, take it on oneself

      informal

      have a bash, have a crack, have a go, have a shot, have a stab

      NZ Australian informal

      give it a burl, give it a fly

      formal

      essay

      archaic

      assay

    make every effort

      ‘the directors of almost all the parks are making every effort to draw in visitors with new attractions’

      SYNONYMS

      try hard, strive, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an effort, spare no effort, exert oneself, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, attempt, give one's all, labour, work, toil, strain, struggle, apply oneself

      informal

      bend over backwards, fall over backwards, lean over backwards, go all out, give it one's best shot, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, do one's damnedest, go for broke, knock oneself out, break one's neck, move heaven and earth

    spare no effort

      SYNONYMS

      try hard, strive, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an effort, make every effort, exert oneself, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, attempt, give one's all, labour, work, toil, strain, struggle, apply oneself

      informal

      bend over backwards, fall over backwards, lean over backwards, go all out, give it one's best shot, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, do one's damnedest, go for broke, knock oneself out, break one's neck, move heaven and earth

    with effort

      ‘'It's bad, sir', he said, controlling his voice with effort’

      SYNONYMS

      with difficulty, after a struggle, with a struggle, painfully, arduously, laboriously, hard

      ANTONYMS

      easily