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Definition of: attempt

(ə·tempt) v.t.
1. To make an effort or trial to perform or get; endeavor to effect; try.
2. Archaic To try to overcome, master, win, seduce, or take by force; attack; assault: to attempt the life of someone.
3. Archaic To attract by allurements; tempt. See synonyms under ENDEAVOR.

1. A putting forth of effort; a trial; endeavor; essay.
2. An attack. See synonyms under ENDEAVOR[<OF attenter, attempter <L attentare, attemptare try < ad- toward + tentare, temptare, freq. of tendere stretch]
a·bil′i·ty noun

Most often used phrases:

first attempt
assassination attempt
failed attempt
second attempt
unsuccessful attempt
coup attempt
suicide attempt
third attempt
field goal attempt
attempt failed
desperate attempt
escape attempt
deliberate attempt
final attempt
successful attempt

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"attempt" has the frequency of use of 0.0066% on city-data.com forum

"attempt" has the frequency of use of 0.0102% on en.wikipedia.org.

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