HyperDic: attempt

English > 4 senses of the word attempt:
VERBsocialattempt, try, seek, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
creationattempt, undertake, set aboutenter upon an activity or enterprise
NOUNactattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
actattempt, attackthe act of attacking
attempt > pronunciation
Soundsahteh'mpt
Rhymescontempt ... unkempt: 6 rhymes with ehmpt...
English > attempt: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something.
Synonymseffort, endeavor, endeavour, try
Narrowerbatting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
bestThe supreme effort one can make
bid, playAn attempt to get something
contribution, part, shareThe part played by a person in bringing about a result
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offerA usually brief attempt
essayA tentative attempt
forayAn initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
liberationThe attempt to achieve equal rights or status
mug's gameA futile or unprofitable endeavor / endeavor
power play, squeeze play, squeezeAn aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
seekingAn attempt to acquire or gain something
shot, stabinformal words / words for any attempt or effort
shotAn attempt to score in a game / game
striving, nisus, pains, strainAn effortful attempt to attain a goal / goal
struggle, battleAn energetic attempt to achieve something
takeover attemptAn attempt to take control of a corporation
test, trial, runThe act of testing something
test, trialThe act of undergoing testing
worstThe weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishconato, deber, esfuerzo, intento, tentativa
Catalanconat, esforç, intent, temptativa
Verbsattemptmake an effort or attempt
English > attempt: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of attacking.
Example "they made an attempt on his life"
Synonymattack
NarrowerassaultA threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
Broadercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Spanishasalto, ataque, atentado
Catalanassalt, atac, atemptat
English > attempt: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake an effort or attempt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey attempt to move
Example "The police attempted to stop the thief"
Synonymstry, seek, essay, assay
Entailed bysucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Narrowerendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
fight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
give it a whirl, give it a trytry
gropeSearch blindly or uncertainly
have a go, give it a trymake an attempt at something
risk, put on the line, lay on the lineexpose to a chance of loss or damage
take a dare, pick up the gauntletBe dared to do something and attempt it
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishbuscar, ensayar, intentar, pretender, probar, tratar
Catalanbuscar, intentar
Nounsattemptearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
attempterone who tries
English > attempt: 4 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningEnter upon an activity or enterprise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsundertake, set about
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishemprender, intentar
Catalanemprendre, intentar

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