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    attempt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word attempt

    Definition
    (noun) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    Synonyms : effort , endeavor , endeavour , try
    Example Sentence
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
    Definition
    (noun) the act of attacking
    Synonyms : attack
    Example Sentence
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life
    Definition
    (verb) make an effort or attempt
    Synonyms : assay , essay , seek , try
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) enter upon an activity or enterprise
    Synonyms : set about , undertake
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