Efforce to Egotism
(Ef*force) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Efforced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Efforcing ] [OF. esforcier (F. s'efforcer
to exert one's self), LL. exforciare; L. ex + fortis strong. See Force.] To force; to constrain; to compel
to yield. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ef*form") v. t. [Pref. ex- + form.] To form; to shape. [Obs.]
Efforming their words within their lips.Jer. Taylor.
(Ef`for*ma"tion) n. The act of giving shape or form. [Obs.] Ray.
(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 directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an
effort to scale a wall.
We prize the stronger effort of his power.Pope.
2. (Mech.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Rankine.
Syn. Endeavor; exertion; struggle; strain; straining; attempt; trial; essay. See Attempt.
(Ef"fort), v. t. To stimulate. [Obs.] "He efforted his spirits." Fuller.
(Ef"fort*less), a. Making no effort. Southey.
(Ef*fos"sion) n. [L. effossio. See Effodient.] A digging out or up. [R.] "The effossion of
(Ef*fran"chise) v. t. [Pref. ex- + franchise: cf. OF. esfranchir.] To enfranchise.
(Ef*fray") v. t. [F. effrayer. See Affray.] To frighten; to scare. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ef*fray"a*ble) a. Frightful. [Obs.] Harvey.
(Ef`fre*na"tion) n. [L. effrenatio, fr. effrenare to unbridle; ex + frenum a bridle.] Unbridled
license; unruliness. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Ef*front") v. t. To give assurance to. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Ef*front"er*y) n.; pl. Effronteries [F. effronterie, fr. effronté shameless, fr. L. effrons, -
ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced, shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See Front.]
Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless
boldness; barefaced assurance.
Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery.Bancroft.
Syn. Impudence; sauciness. See Impudence.
(Ef*front"it) a. [F. effronté.] Marked by impudence. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Ef*fron"tu*ous*ly) adv. Impudently. [Obs.] R. North.