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Noun attempt has 2 senses
- attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
--1 is a kind of activity
--1 has particulars:
| ||batting; best; worst; bid, play; braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling; crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer; essay; foray; contribution, part, share; liberation; mug's game; power play, squeeze play, squeeze; research effort; seeking; shot, stab; shot; striving, nisus, pains, strain; struggle, battle; takeover attempt; test, trial, run; test, trial|
- attack, attempt - the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
--2 is a kind of crime, law-breaking
--2 has particulars: assault
Verb attempt has 2 senses
- try, seek, attempt, essay, assay - make an effort or attempt; "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"
--1 is one way to act, move
They attempt to move
- undertake, set about, attempt - enter upon an activity or enterprise
--2 is one way to initiate, pioneer
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s VERB-ing