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
Australian, New Zealand informal yakka, hard yakka
archaic travail, moil

Phrases

    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

    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
    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
    Australian, New Zealand 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