English to English
1. 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
2. use of physical or mental energy; hard work
he got an A for effort|they managed only with great exertion
3. a notable achievement
he performed a great feat|the book was her finest effort
4. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
he supported populist campaigns|they worked in the cause of world peace|the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant|the movement to end slavery|contributed to the war effort
5. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.
6. To stimulate.