• A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.
  • An endeavour.

    "Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans."

  • The work involved in performing an activity; exertion.

    "It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment within walking distance of the office."


  • (obsolete, transitive) To stimulate.
  • (uncommon, intransitive) To make an effort.

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