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Attempt (IPA: /əˈtɛmpt/)


Attempt (v. t.)

To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.

Attempt (v. t.)

To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.

Attempt (v. t.)

To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.

Attempt (v. t.)

To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.

Attempt (v. i.)

To make an attempt; -- with upon.

Attempt (n.)

A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.

Attempt

Occurs if a criminal has an intent to commit a crime and takes a substantial step toward completing the crime

Attempt

Action whose success is not guaranteed

Attempt Synonyms

Attack

Attempt Synonyms

Endeavour, Try, Endeavor, Effort

Attempt Synonyms

Try Out, Seek, Essay, Try, Assay

Attempt Synonyms

Set About, Undertake

Attempt Rhymes

Empt, Tempt

Attempt, Contempt, Exempt, Unkempt



Spanish Translation

Attempt in Spanish is Intento

Tagalog Translation

Attempt in Tagalog is Ato

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (after an attempt to have sex with Clark in the bathroom goes horribly wrong) I'll never fly again." - Vegas Vacation

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (The bill) is emblematic of the attempt by the majority party to control every aspect of our lives." - Virginia Foxx

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A very ingenious attempt to drive a coach-and-four through this Act of Parliament." - Nathaniel Lindley, Baron Lindley

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landings there." - Arthur C. Clarke

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry." - Stephen Hawking


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