(USED WITH OBJECT)
to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek: to attempt an impossible task; to attempt to walk six miles.
Archaic. to attack; move against in a hostile manner: to attempt a person's life.
an effort made to accomplish something: He made an attempt to swim across the lake.
an attack or assault: an attempt upon the leader's life.
Attempt in criminal law is an offence that occurs when a person comes
dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act, and intends to commit the act,
but does ...
Define attempt: to try to do (something) : to try to accomplish or complete (
something)—usage, synonyms, more.
During the fourth quarter of last night's Nets/Raptors game, referee Courtney Kirkland attempted
to block a Kris Humphries free-throw attempt
Apparently Kirkland gave Humphries the ball without realizing that there were players waiting to enter the game... the Dikemb... More »
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attempt definition, meaning, what is attempt: to try to do something, especially
something difficult: . Learn more.
tr.v. at·tempt·ed, at·tempt·ing, at·tempts. 1. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
attempted to read the novel in one sitting; attempted a difficult dive. 2. Archaic To
To attempt is to make an effort. You may attempt to read a book, but if you fail, no
harm. If you attempt to jump from one building to the next and fail . . . . Ouch.
Define attempt and get synonyms. What is attempt? attempt meaning,
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