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Definitions of attempt

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make an effort to accomplish; try; try to win; attack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To try or endeavor: to make an effort or attack upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To try; make trial of, or an effort upon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To make an effort to do or to conquer; endeavor; try; essay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To make an attempt; - with upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make an attempt or trial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To try; to endeavour; to attack; to try to seduce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To try; to make an effort to accomplish; to endeavour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. A trial or endeavor; an effort to gain a point; an attack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A trial: endeavor or effort. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A trial; an effort. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A trial; endeavor; essay; attack. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An essay, trial, or endeavour; an effort to gain a point; an attack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. An attack; an endeavour to gain a point. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for attempt

  1. He did not attempt to stay her when she walked on. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  2. Royson did not attempt to answer him. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
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