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agitate to arouse, or attempt to arouse, public support (often fol. by for or against). [1/3 definitions]
assault in law, an attempt or threat to hurt another person. [1/5 definitions]
assay to try; attempt. [1/8 definitions]
attemptable combined form of attempt.
bait to attempt to anger by teasing, nagging, or tormenting. [1/5 definitions]
bid a serious attempt to attain something. [1/8 definitions]
biorhythm the use of such cycles in human beings to attempt to predict cycles of behavior, energy level, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
blackmail to force or attempt to force (someone) to pay money or perform some action under the threat of having damaging information revealed. [1/3 definitions]
blubber to attempt to utter while weeping loudly and uncontrollably. [1/5 definitions]
bluff2 in poker, to attempt to lead opponents into believing that one's hand is stronger than it really is by betting heavily on it or that one's hand is weaker than it really is by betting very little on it. [1/6 definitions]
catch-up any attempt to overtake one who is ahead, as in a game.
coup the sudden and forceful attempt of a group, esp. of military or other government personnel, to seize state power; coup d'état. [1/2 definitions]
courtship the attempt to gain anything advantageous from someone, such as approval or favors. [1/2 definitions]
crack (informal) a chance; attempt. [1/15 definitions]
crane to extend the neck in an attempt to improve one's view. [1/6 definitions]
cross to attempt to hinder by opposing. [1/16 definitions]
crossbreed to attempt to produce a hybrid organism. [1/3 definitions]
curry favor to attempt to gain approval by servile behavior or flattery.
demythologize to discount or do away with the mythological characteristics or mythical associations of, as in an attempt to arrive at a more realistic understanding.
effort an attempt. [1/4 definitions]
endeavor a strenuous or conscientious attempt to accomplish something. [1/2 definitions]