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attempt

 
Noun attempt has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb attempt1
  2. 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
  1. 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
    Derived forms: noun attempt1, noun attempter1
    Sample sentence:
    They attempt to move
  2. undertake, set about, attempt - enter upon an activity or enterprise
    --2 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
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