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1    physical or mental exertion, usually considerable when unqualified  
the rock was moved with effort     
2    a determined attempt  
our effort to save him failed     
3    achievement; creation  
a great literary effort     
4      (Physics)   an applied force acting against inertia  
     (C15: from Old French esfort, from esforcier to force, ultimately from Latin fortis strong; see force1)  
  effortful      adj  

effort bargain  
      n   a bargain in which the reward to an employee is based on the effort that the employee puts in  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    application, blood, sweat, and tears     (informal)   elbow grease     (facetious)   endeavour, energy, exertion, force, labour, pains, power, strain, stress, stretch, striving, struggle, toil, travail     (literary)   trouble, work  
2    attempt, endeavour, essay, go     (informal)   shot     (informal)   stab     (informal)   try  
3    accomplishment, achievement, act, creation, deed, feat, job, product, production  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
make an attempt, endeavor, make an effort
a deliberate and strategic effort to engage one in a donor/investor relationship
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
make a lot of efforts to understand something
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