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Definition of Attempt

Attempt

  1. To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.
  2. To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
  3. To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.
  4. To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
  5. To make an attempt; -- with upon.
  6. A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.

Attempt Quotations

Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't.
Kirk Cameron

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. - Charles Simmons
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
Charles Simmons

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.
Christopher Hitchens

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? - Robert H. Schuller
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
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Attempt Translations

attempt in Afrikaans is aanpak, probeer, poging
attempt in Dutch is streven, trachten, pogen, moeite doen
attempt in Finnish is koettaa, ponnistella
attempt in German is Versuch, versuchen
attempt in Italian is esperimentare, esperimento, attentato, operazione
attempt in Latin is inceptum, conor, rudimentum, tendo
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