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Synonyms for attempted

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attempted(adj)

    tried unsuccessfully

    "attempted murder"


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "attempted":

    tried, attempt, attempts, tempted, sought, endeavoured, treaty

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  1. Brad Dacus:

    This shocking attack from the state against our clients exercise of religious convictions is deeply disturbing, the state seeks to punish Artis based on non-existent directives, and deprive her of a personal ministry to the veterans who have benefited from her religious services for years. Artis isnt fighting just for herself, but for the Gospel and for the residents who are unable to fight for themselves against the states attempted intimidation.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think we're probably in that position where we'll just let ObamaCare fail, we're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let ObamaCare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us. The Trump administration attempted to place blame on Democrats, but if Republicans fully supported the bill, it could have passed without them. Some Republicans want an outright repeal, while others in more moderate states do not want to strip coverage from their constituents. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who was in opposition of the bill, said.

  3. Alexander Vindman:

    When I Geraldo RiveraFacts First : Trump saw the transcript without the two substantive items that I had attempted to include, I didn't see that as nefarious. I just saw Geraldo RiveraFacts First : Trump as, OK, no big deal. You know, these might be meaningful, but it's not that big a deal.

  4. Paul Kiyonaga:

    Mr. Mendoza has taken responsibility in court for one count of attempted voyeurism, the government declined to prosecute him for any other alleged misconduct.

  5. Paul Marquardt:

    With any attempted restructuring, the issue is one of credibility, cFIUS would assess whether it actually believed that the operations were functionally independent and insulated from potentially hostile influence.


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