n. 25B6; noun
they made an effort to work together : ATTEMPT, try, endeavour; informal crack, shot, stab, bash; formal essay.
his score was a fine effort : ACHIEVEMENT, accomplishment, attainment, result, feat; undertaking, enterprise, work; triumph, success, coup.
the job requires little effort : EXERTION, energy, work, endeavour, application, labour, power, muscle, toil, strain; informal sweat, elbow grease; Brit. informal graft; Austral./NZ informal (hard) yakka.