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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

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

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

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? - Vincent Van Gogh
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there's nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal.
Jodi Picoult
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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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