attempt

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1 attempt ˈtɛmpt/ verb
attempts; attempted; attempting
1 attempt
ˈtɛmpt/
verb
attempts; attempted; attempting
Learner's definition of ATTEMPT
[+ object]
: to try to do (something) : to try to accomplish or complete (something)
often followed by to + verb

— attempted

adjective
attempt, try, endeavor, and strive mean to make an effort to do or accomplish something.
attempt is a basic word that sometimes stresses the beginning of this kind of effort.
try is very close to
attempt but often stresses effort that is made to test or prove something.
endeavor is a more formal word that usually suggests a serious and continuing effort.
strive suggests effort made over a long period of time in order to accomplish something difficult.
2 attempt ˈtɛmpt/ noun
plural attempts
2 attempt
ˈtɛmpt/
noun
plural attempts
Learner's definition of ATTEMPT
[count]
: an act of trying to do something
Attempt often suggests that the effort made was unsuccessful.
: something that results from trying to do something

an attempt on someone's life

: an act of trying to kill someone : a usually unsuccessful effort to kill someone
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