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Synonyms for attempt
əˈtɛmpt

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Wiktionary

  1. attempt(noun)

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  2. attempt(noun)

    To try.

    Synonyms:
    effort, try

  3. attempt(noun)

    An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt.

    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

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

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. Donald Trump:

    GeneralJohn Kellymay be trying to institute military-style discipline in the West Wing, but that has n’t put a stop to the civil war happening over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council. If anything, the dawning of the John Kelly era may have accelerated that war. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has removed three NSC aides loyal to Trump aideSteve Bannonin the last three weeks. Bannon allies inside and outside the administration have fired back, starting rumors that McMaster is on his way out the door and documenting the Army general’s deviations from President Donald Trump. The latest move against Bannonites came Wednesday when McMaster fired the NSC’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick. McMaster’s previous attempt to remove Ezra Cohen-Watnick from the staff had been blocked by Bannon and President Donald Trump himself. … Meanwhile, Bannon’s allies outside White House are trying to put the squeeze on McMaster. On Wednesday, radio hostLaura Ingrahamtweeteda months-old article from theNew York Timesabout McMaster’s ‘ break with the administration on Islam. ’.

  2. Elle King:

    My heart is broken. My soul aches. I am lost, he is the greatest love of my life. He is my best friend. As we separate, and attempt to find our footing through life, all I can hope for us is that we both find happiness within ourselves.

  3. Kelly Leonard:

    There's no right or wrong answer to these discussions about whether an act works. It's a nuanced comedy conversation that requires on everyone's behalf an attempt to look at the context, that requires nuanced thinking and patience, and that's in short order in the current arena of public discussion.

  4. Michael Smallberg:

    The recent close ties between the foundation and Wall Street banks and other big businesses may complicate her attempt to portray herself as an economic populist and reposition her stance on financial issues.

  5. Todd Gilbert:

    Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn't welcome here, house Republicans reject any attempt by any group to infuse any kind of twisted or extreme worldview into this fundamentally democratic exercise.

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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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