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ef-, 向外。-fort, 力量，词源同fort, fortify.
- effort:  Etymologically, effort is the ‘putting out’ or ‘showing’ of ‘force’. It comes ultimately from Vulgar Latin *exfortiāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘out’ and the adjective fortis ‘strong’. This passed into Old French as esforcier ‘force, exert’, from which was derived the noun esforz. English borrowed it in its later form effort.
- effort (n.)
- late 15c., "laborious attempt, strenuous exertion," from Middle French effort, from Old French esforz "force, impetuosity, strength, power," verbal noun from esforcier "force out, exert oneself," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (source of Italian sforza), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. [Ortega y Gasset, 1949]
Related: Efforts "voluntary exertion," also "result of exertion."
- 1. McGregor's effort was enough to edge Johnson out of the top spot.
- 2. He was making a visible effort to control himself.
- 3. It is incumbent upon all of us to make an extra effort.
- 4. It can take time and effort to match buyers and sellers.
- 5. Even carrying the camcorder while hiking in the forest was an effort.
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