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.
- A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
- Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
- To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort: endeavored to improve the quality of life in the inner city.
- To work with a set or specified goal or purpose.