Associations to the word «Attempt»


ATTEMPT, verb. To try.
ATTEMPT, verb. (obsolete) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
ATTEMPT, verb. (archaic) To try to win, subdue, or overcome.
ATTEMPT, verb. (archaic) To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force.
ATTEMPT, noun. The action of trying at something. [1530]
ATTEMPT, noun. An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt. [1580]

Dictionary definition

ATTEMPT, noun. 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".
ATTEMPT, noun. The act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life".
ATTEMPT, verb. 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".
ATTEMPT, verb. Enter upon an activity or enterprise.

Wise words

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