Talk:effort

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Effort is not a verb. I would remove this part of the definition myself, except that I have to wonder why no one has called it out already. I checked the Oxford English Online Dictionary and Merrim Webster Online Dictionaries, and neither mention that "effort" can be used as a verb. I would be happy to concede to superior evidence, but I'm confident that there is none beyond "I heard a newscaster say it on TV" or "It was constantly used in my MBA classes." Please effort to prove me incorrect, or I will make the edit. Thank you! Emerson85 (talk) 06:41, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

I'd have to disagree with you there. The second sense ('to make strong') can be found in OED online. For the other sense, a quick search of 'efforted' and 'efforting' on Google Books picks up a lot of valid usages, over a year old, so I don't see why it doesn't meet WT:CFI. Hyarmendacil (talk) 07:29, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
I should add that we're a descriptive, rather than a proscriptive dictionary, so we go by usage- not by what other dictionaries say. See our Criteria For Inclusion for details. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:36, 16 April 2013 (UTC)