Synonyms of attempt


1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try, activity

usage: 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"

2. attack, attempt, crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking

usage: the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"


1. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay, act, move

usage: 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"

2. undertake, set about, attempt, initiate, pioneer

usage: enter upon an activity or enterprise

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Definition and meaning of attempt (Dictionary)