effort


effort
effort ef∙fort noun 1. [U, C] the physical or mental energy that you need to do sth; sth that takes a lot of energy • 气力;努力;费力的事:
»You should put more effort into your work.
你应该更加努力地工作。
»A lot of effort has gone into making this event a success.
为使这次活动成功费了很大的劲。
»Itˈs a long climb to the top, but well worth the effort.
爬到顶上路程很长,虽然费力却很值得。
»Getting up this morning was quite an effort (= it was difficult).
今天早上起牀相当费力。
»(BrE) With (an) effort (= with difficulty) she managed to stop herself laughing.
她好不容易才忍住了笑。
2. effort (to do sth) an attempt to do sth especially when it is difficult to do • 艰难的尝试;试图;尽力:
»a determined / real / special effort
坚决的/真正的/特别的努力
»to make an effort
作出努力
»The company has laid off 150 workers in an effort to save money.
公司为节省资金遣散了 150 名工人。
»I didnˈt really feel like going out, but I am glad I made the effort.
我当时并不真想出去,不过我很庆幸还是出去了。
»The local clubs are making every effort to interest more young people.
地方俱乐部正在尽一切努力来吸引更多的年轻人。
»We need to make a concerted effort to finish on time.
我们需要通力合作才能按时完成。
»I spent hours cleaning the house, but there isnˈt much to show for all my efforts.
我花了几个小时来打扫房子,但费了这么大力气却看不到多少效果。
»With an effort of will he resisted the temptation.
他凭自己的意志顶住了这一诱惑。
»The project was a joint / group effort.
这项工程是共同/集体努力的结果。
3. (usually after a noun 通常置于名词后) a particular activity that a group of people organize in order to achieve sth • 有组织的活动:
»the Russian space effort
俄罗斯航天计划
»the United Nationsˈ peacekeeping effort
联合国的维和行动
4. the result of an attempt to do sth • 努力的结果;成就:
»Iˈm afraid this essay is a poor effort.
很抱歉,这篇文章写得不好。
【IDIOMS】--› see bend v.
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['efәt]
n. 努力, 成就

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  • effort — [ efɔr ] n. m. • esforz 1080; de efforcer 1 ♦ Activité d un être conscient qui mobilise toutes ses forces pour résister ou vaincre une résistance (extérieure ou intérieure). Effort physique, musculaire. Sentiment de l effort (fondement de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • effort — EFFORT. sub. mas. Action faite en s efforçant, en y employant beaucoup de force. Il se dit Des actions et du corps et de l esprit. Grand effort. Faire le dernier effort. Vain effort. Effort inutile. Employer tous ses efforts. Il en est venu à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • effort — Effort. s. m. verb. Action faite en s efforçant, en y employant beaucoup de force. Il se dit des actions & du corps & de l esprit. Grand effort. dernier effort. vain effort. inutile effort. faire effort. faire un effort. il ne faut pour cela qu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • effort — UK US /ˈefət/ noun ► [C or U] a serious attempt to do something: an effort to do sth »This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Asian debt market. »The guidelines require that companies make an effort to engender a culture of ethical… …   Financial and business terms

  • effort — effort, exertion, pains, trouble mean the active use or expenditure of physical or mental power in producing or attempting to produce a desired result. Effort may suggest either a single action or continued activity, but it usually implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Effort — Ef fort, n. [F. effort, OF. esfort, for esfors, esforz, fr. esforcier. See {Efforce}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effort — late 15c., from M.Fr. effort, noun of action from O.Fr. esforz force, impetuosity, strength, power, back formation from esforcier force out, exert oneself, from V.L. *exfortiare to show strength (Cf. It. sforza), from L. ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • effort — [ef′ərt] n. [Fr < OFr esforz < esforcier, to make an effort < VL * exfortiare < ex , intens. + * fortiare: see FORCE] 1. the using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power 2. a try, esp. a hard try;… …   English World dictionary

  • effort — I noun applied energy, arduousness, assiduity, assiduousness, attempt, conatus, contentio, endeavor, essay, exertion, expenditure of energy, hard work, industry, laboriousness, opera, pains, strain, strenuousness, struggle, toil, travail, trial,… …   Law dictionary

  • Effort — Ef fort, v. t. To stimulate. [Obs.] He efforted his spirits. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effort — (fr., spr. Effohr), Anstrengung, Nachdruck, Kraft; daher Efforciren, sich anstrengen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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