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Endeavor vs. endeavour

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  • Endeavor is the U.S.¬†spelling of the word referring to (1) an effort toward an end, and (2) to attempt by expenditure of effort. Endeavour is preferred in all other main varieties of English.

     

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    Endeavor is sometimes just a formal word for try or attempt, and those words are often better. But endeavor is appropriate where the effort is sustained and challenging.

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