make an effort (to do something)

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make an effort (to do something)

To put forth a moderate effort (to do, achieve, or accomplish something). I'll make an effort, but I can't guarantee that I'll be home before the party starts. I'm trying to make an effort to keep in touch with my family more often. I'm not expecting anything extravagant from her for our anniversary, but it would be nice if she made an effort.
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"Healthily skeptical" at first of this rather strange and scary man, Elvin soon starts to warm up to him as Alex makes an effort to be his friend and advisor.