Dictionary Results for attempt


1. 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"

Synonym(s): effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

Hypernym(s): activity




2. attempt - noun

· the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"

Synonym(s): attack

Hypernym(s): crime, criminal_offense, criminal_offence, law-breaking




3. 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"

Synonym(s): try, seek, essay, assay

Hypernym(s): act, move




4. attempt - verb

· enter upon an activity or enterprise

Synonym(s): undertake, set_about

Hypernym(s): initiate, pioneer





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