What does the word attempt mean?

Usage examples for attempt

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