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Synonyms for attempt
əˈtɛmptat·tempt

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Wiktionary

  1. attemptnoun

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  2. attemptnoun

    To try.

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  3. attemptnoun

    An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt.

    Synonyms:
    try, effort

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attemptverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, trynoun

    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, attemptverb

    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, assayverb

    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, attemptverb

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. try

    you try to do something you attempt

    Submitted by anonymous on January 19, 2021  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "attempt":

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

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How to use attempt in a sentence?

  1. Rex Tillerson:

    I would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change in our policy or posture relative to our military activities in Syria today. There has been no change in that status.

  2. Emma Goldman:

    Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.

  3. Joshua Karp:

    It's a shame that in an effort to win a political office, Nikki Fried would attempt to undermine a fellow Democrat, democrats are fired up to defend Roe at the ballot box. The only candidate who can build that coalition is Charlie Crist and that's why so many pro-choice leaders have endorsed him.

  4. Cameron Sexton:

    Trying to judge past generations' actions based on today's values and the evolution of societies is not an exercise I am willing to do because I think it is counterproductive, it is much more productive to learn from Randy McNally past and not repeat the imperfections of the past. Any attempt to erase the past only aligns society with the teaching of communism, which believes the present dominates the past.

  5. Joseph Sobran:

    The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.


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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