Definitions for attempt

Definitions for (noun) attempt

Main entry: attack, attempt

Definition: the act of attacking

Usage: attacks on women increased last year; they made an attempt on his life

Main entry: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

Definitions for (verb) attempt

Main entry: undertake, set about, attempt

Definition: enter upon an activity or enterprise

Main entry: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: 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

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