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  Definition of attempt
  1. the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
  2. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  3. enter upon an activity or enterprise
  4. make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
Similar Words: attack, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try, undertake, set about, seek, essay, assay

 

See Also: test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

 

Hyponyms: assault, batting, best, worst, bid, play, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling, crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, essay, foray, contribution, part, share, liberation, mug's game, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, research effort, seeking, shot, stab, striving, nisus, pains, strain, struggle, battle, takeover attempt, test, trial, run, take a dare, pick up the gauntlet, fight, have a go, give it a try, grope, endeavor, endeavour, strive, give it a whirl, gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

 

Derivational Morphology: assail, assault, set on, attack, try, seek, essay, assay, endeavor, endeavour, strive, undertaking, project, task, labor, trier, attempter, essayer, effort

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: пробвам   Danish: forsøge  
Dutch: pogen   Estonian: proovima  
Finnish: yrittää   French: tenter  
German: versuchen   Greek: αποπειρώμαι  
Hebrew: לנסות   Indonesian: upaya  
Japanese: 試みる   Polish: próbować  
Portuguese: tentar   Russian: пытаться  
Spanish: intentar   Swedish: försöka  
Telugu: ప్రయత్నించు   Urdu: koshish  
 
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