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noun (n)

  • earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of attacking (noun.act)
    Synonym: attack
    They made an attempt on his life.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make an effort or attempt (
    Synonym: assay, essay, seek, try
    The police attempted to stop the thief.
    source: wordnet30
  • enter upon an activity or enterprise (verb.creation)
    Synonym: set about, undertake
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make an attempt; -- with upon. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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