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Synonyms for attempt
əˈtɛmpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    endeavour, elbow grease, travail, exploit, feat, drive, effort, movement, campaign, sweat, attack, cause, try, enterprise, crusade, exertion, endeavor

  2. attack, attempt(verb)

    the act of attacking

    "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"

    Synonyms:
    approach, attack, endeavor, onrush, try, plan of attack, fire, endeavour, blast, flak, effort, onset, onslaught, tone-beginning, flack

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    examine, search, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, seek, look for, assay, try out, try, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, set about, undertake, sample, judge, render

  4. undertake, set about, attempt(verb)

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

    Synonyms:
    take in charge, begin, get down, essay, seek, set about, take on, commence, undertake, try, start, approach, tackle, get, assay, go about, contract, set out, guarantee, start out

Wiktionary

  1. attempt(noun)

    The action of trying at something.

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  2. attempt(noun)

    An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt.

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  3. attempt(noun)

    Synonyms:
    try, effort

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attempt(v)

    To attempt is to take action somewhat experimentally with the hope and purpose of accomplishing a certain result; to endeavor is to attempt strenuously and with firm and enduring purpose. To attempt expresses a single act; to endeavor, a continuous exertion; we say I will endeavor (not I will attempt) while I live. To attempt is with the view of accomplishing; to essay, with a view of testing our own powers. To undertake is to accept or take upon oneself as an obligation, as some business, labor, or trust; the word often implies complete assurance of success; as, I will undertake to produce the witness. To strive suggests little of the result, much of toil, strain, and contest, in seeking it; I will strive to fulfil your wishes, i. e., I will spare no labor and exertion to do it. Try is the most comprehensive of these words. The original idea of testing or experimenting is not thought of when a man says "I will try." To attempt suggests giving up, if the thing is not accomplished at a stroke; to try implies using other means and studying out other ways if not at first successful. Endeavor is more mild and formal; the pilot in the burning pilot-house does not say "I will endeavor" or "I will attempt to hold the ship to her course," but "I'll try, sir!"

    Synonyms:
    endeavor, endeavor, essay, strive, try, undertake

    Antonyms:
    abandon, dismiss, drop, give up, let go, neglect, omit, overlook, pass by, throw away, throw over, throw up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attempt

    Synonyms:
    try, endeavor, strive, undertake, seek, essay, attack, violate, force

    Antonyms:
    disregard, abandon, pretermit, dismiss, neglect, shun, drop

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attempt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    try, assay, essay, make trial or experiment of

  2. attempt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    undertake, go about, set about, take in hand, endeavor to accomplish

  3. attempt(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    try, strive, endeavor, seek, aim, make an attempt, make essay, do one's best, do all that in one lies, strain every nerve, leave no stone unturned

  4. attempt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    effort, trial, essay, endeavor, experiment, undertaking, enterprise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    attempted, try, attempts, effort, bid, attempting, endeavour, seek, intention, quest

How to pronounce attempt?

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How to say attempt in sign language?

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Translations for attempt

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  • محاولةArabic
  • спрабавацьBelarusian
  • пробвам, проба, опит, опитвамBulgarian
  • temptativaCatalan, Valencian
  • pokus, zkusitCzech
  • forsøge, prøve, forsøgDanish
  • Bestrebung, Versuch, Anschlag, versuchen, Bestreben, AttentatGerman
  • απόπειρα, προσπαθώ, επιχειρώ, αποπειρώμαι, προσπάθειαGreek
  • provoEsperanto
  • atentado, ensayo, tratar, tentativa, intentar, intentoSpanish
  • katse, katsetama, proovima, tapmiskatse, üritamaEstonian
  • yrittää, murhayritys, koettaa, yritys, päällekarkaus, hyökkäysFinnish
  • tentative, essayer, tenter, attentatFrench
  • ionsaí, ionsaighIrish
  • feuchainn, feuchScottish Gaelic
  • ניסה, ניסיוןHebrew
  • कोशिश, कोशिश करनाHindi
  • niat, usaha, coba, upayaIndonesian
  • tentativo, provare, tentare, attentare, attentato, sforzo, cercareItalian
  • 試み, 試みる, 試すJapanese
  • тажрыйба, тырышуу, аракет кылуу, аракет, сынам, кол салууKyrgyz
  • conor, conatusLatin
  • mēģinājums, mēģinātLatvian
  • pogen, probeersel, proberen, poging, aanslagDutch
  • prøve, forsøke, angrep, forsøkNorwegian
  • próba, próbować, podejście, spróbowaćPolish
  • tentar, atentado, tentativaPortuguese
  • опыт, попытка, пробовать, покушение, постараться, стараться, пытаться, проба, попробовать, попытатьсяRussian
  • pokušaj, покушајSerbo-Croatian
  • pokúšať sa, pokúsiť saSlovak
  • försök, försökaSwedish
  • ప్రయత్నించు, ప్రయత్నంTelugu
  • пробувати, намагатися, спробаUkrainian
  • کوشش, کوشش کرناUrdu
  • thửVietnamese
  • steifülönVolapük

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