Psychol. any inclination, drive, or desire to do something
Origin of conationClassical Latin conatio, an attempt from past participle of conari, to undertake, attempt from Indo-European base an unverified form ken-, to strive
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
Origin of conationLatin cōnātiō cōnātiōn- effort from cōnātus past participle of cōnārī to try
- co·na′tion·al co′na·tive
From Latin conatio (“an act of attempting”)