effort vs exertion what difference

what is difference between effort and exertion

English

Etymology

From Middle French effort, from Old French esfort, deverbal of esforcier (to force, exert), from Vulgar Latin *exfortiō, from Latin ex + fortis (strong).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛfət/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛfɚt/

Noun

effort (plural efforts)

  1. The work involved in performing an activity; exertion.
  2. An endeavor.
  3. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.
    • 1858, Macquorn Rankine, Manual of Applied Mechanics
      the two bodies between which the effort acts

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often used with “effort”: conscious, good, poor, etc.

Synonyms

  • struggle

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

effort (third-person singular simple present efforts, present participle efforting, simple past and past participle efforted)

  1. (uncommon, intransitive) To make an effort.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To strengthen, fortify or stimulate

French

Etymology

From Middle French, from Old French esfort, from esforcier; morphologically, deverbal of efforcer. Compare Spanish esfuerzo, Catalan esforç, Portuguese esforço, Italian sforzo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e.fɔʁ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔʁ

Noun

effort m (plural efforts)

  1. effort

Derived terms

  • après l’effort, le réconfort
  • effort de guerre
  • loi du moindre effort

Related terms

  • efforcer

Descendants

  • Romanian: efort

Further reading

  • “effort” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • offert

Middle French

Etymology

Old French.

Noun

effort m (plural effors)

  1. strength; might; force
  2. (military) unit; division

References

  • effort on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old French

Noun

effort m (oblique plural efforz or effortz, nominative singular efforz or effortz, nominative plural effort)

  1. Alternative form of esfort


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əɡˈzɝʃən/

Noun

exertion (countable and uncountable, plural exertions)

  1. An expenditure of physical or mental effort.

Related terms

  • exert

Translations


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