Synonym: endeavor, make an effort, try. Similar words: caveat emptor, preempt, exempt from, temple, temporal, temporary, temperature, contemplate. Meaning: [ə'tempt] n. 1. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something 2. the act of attacking. v. 1. make an effort or attempt 2. enter upon an activity or enterprise.
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2 They made no attempt to escape.
3 We foiled his attempt to escape.
4 They made a belated attempt to save her life.
5 I failed in my attempt to persuade her.
6 His attempt at a joke misfired.
7 a bold attempt is half success.
8 The government announced it had pre-empted a coup attempt.
9 She made a valiant attempt to laugh.
10 She ignored his feeble attempt at humour.
11 We botched our first attempt at wallpapering the bathroom.
12 He soon gave up the attempt in despair.
13 The attempt ended in abject failure.
14 He plighted his word to attempt it.
15 They are performing an attempt of a rescue.
16 He made a diligent attempt to learn Russian.
17 The guards thwarted his attempt to escape from prison.
18 She made a desultory attempt at conversation.
19 He made an unsuccessful attempt to stop the thief.
20 Don't attempt more than u r capable of.
21 She made a gallant attempt to hide her tears.
22 The baseball hitter fumbled his attempt to catch it.
23 The attempt was doomed to failure.
24 I passed my driving test at the first attempt.
25 The attempt to expand the business was a catastrophe for the firm.
26 The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.
27 He drove through the red lights in an attempt to shake off the police car that was chasing him.
28 The government has taken these measures in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict.
29 The speech was a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government.
30 I was startled at the news that 129 persons were killed last Sunday in the attempt by rebel air force officers to overthrow the government in the capital.
More similar words: caveat emptor, preempt, exempt from, temple, temporal, temporary, temperature, contemplate, tempestuous, contretemps, latter, matter, attend, contemporary, battery, pattern, scatter, no matter, attend to, attendant, shattered, attenuate, a matter of, attention, attendance, pay attention to, as a matter of fact, at that time, prompt, symptom.