Definitions for attemptəˈtɛmpt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to make an effort at; try; undertake:
to attempt a difficult task.
Archaic. to attack; move against in a hostile manner:
to attempt a person's life.
Archaic. to tempt.
(n.)an effort made to accomplish something.
an attack or assault:
an attempt on a person's life.
Origin of attempt:
1350–1400; ME < AF atempter < L attemptāre to test, tamper with. See at -, tempt
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(noun)
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"
the act of attacking
"attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay(verb)
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"
undertake, set about, attempt(verb)
enter upon an activity or enterprise
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an effort to do sth
her first attempt at driving; She ran in an attempt to escape.; He made no attempt to speak to me.
an effort to kill
an attempt on sb's life
to try to do sth
He attempted to rob a grocery store.; to attempt suicide
The action of trying at something.
An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt.
Origin: Late 14th century, from atempter, from attempto, from ad + temptare, more correctly tentare; see tempt.
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
to try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt
to try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman
to attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp
to make an attempt; -- with upon
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
Translations for attempt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
They failed in their attempt to climb the Everest; She made no attempt to run away.
- tentativaPortuguese (BR)
- der VersuchGerman
- tentativa, intentoSpanish
- کوشش؛ سعیFarsi
- נִסיוֹן ,נִיסיוֹןHebrew
- próba, usiłowaniePolish
- کوشش؛ سعیPersian
- girişim, teşebbüsTurkish
- 企圖Chinese (Trad.)
- спроба; намаганняUkrainian
- کوشش ، سعیUrdu
- sự nỗ lựcVietnamese
- 企图Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for attempt »