Part of speech: verb

To make an effort to do or to conquer; endeavor; try; essay.

Part of speech: noun

A trial; endeavor; essay; attack.

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Usage examples "attempt":

  1. Well, I wouldn't say that he might not attempt it! - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  2. You see, I have talked like this in an attempt to be honest. - "A Maker of History", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. I made one more attempt. - "The Flying Saucers are Real", Donald Keyhoe.