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attempt

at·tempt

attempt

 
 
pronunciation:
tempt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: attempted, attempting, attempts
definition: to try or seek.
He attempted to balance a ball on his nose.
synonyms:
try, undertake, venture
similar words:
aim, aspire, seek, tackle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an effort to do or accomplish something.
This attempt to read every book in the library will not succeed.
synonyms:
effort, endeavor, try
similar words:
crack, go, pass, push, venture
definition 2: an act of violence.
An attempt was made on his life.
synonyms:
attack
similar words:
assault