Synonyms of endeavour in English:


See definition of endeavour


1‘the company endeavoured to expand its activities’


try, attempt, venture, undertake, aspire, aim, seek, set out

strive, struggle, labour, toil, work hard, try hard, exert oneself, apply oneself, do one's best, do one's utmost, give one's all, be at pains

work at, try one's hand at

informal slog away, give something a whirl, have a go at, have a shot at, have a stab at, give something one's best shot, do one's damnedest, go all out, bend over backwards, break one's neck, bust a gut, move heaven and earth

formal essay


1‘an endeavour to build a more buoyant economy’


attempt, try, bid, effort, trial, venture

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

2‘after several days of endeavour he completed the task’


striving, struggling, labouring, struggle, labour, hard work, hard slog, effort, exertion, application, industry


informal sweat, blood, sweat, and tears, elbow grease

British informal graft

NZ Australian informal yakka, hard yakka

archaic travail, moil

3‘what you are proposing is an extremely unwise endeavour’


undertaking, enterprise, venture, pursuit, exercise, activity, exploit, deed, act, action, move

scheme, plan, project

informal caper