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Attempt meaning

attempt - 8 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
  3. 3. To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.
  4. 4. To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To make an attempt; - with upon.
  7. 7. A trial; an effort.
  8. 8. To try; make trial of, or an effort upon.

attempt - examples of usage

  1. It never made the least attempt to escape. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. If he did not stay in the road, well, at least, she could only make the attempt. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Katharine turned over her small stock of information, and wondered what their society might be going to attempt. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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