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Meaning of "attempt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ATTEMPT

From Old French attempter, from Latin attemptāre to strive after, from tentāre to try.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ATTEMPT

attempt  [əˈtɛmpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATTEMPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Attempt is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb attempt in English.

WHAT DOES ATTEMPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Attempt

Homicide ▪ Murder ▪ Felony murder ▪ Manslaughter ▪ Negligent homicide ▪ Vehicular homicide Crimes against property ▪ Arson ▪ Blackmail ▪ Burglary ▪ Embezzlement ▪ Extortion ▪ False pretenses ▪ Fraud ▪ Larceny ▪ Possessing stolen property ▪ Robbery ▪ Theft Crimes against justice ▪ Compounding ▪ Misprision ▪ Obstruction ▪ Perjury ▪ Malfeasance in office ▪ Perverting the course of justice Defences to liability ▪ Automatism ▪ Consent ▪ Defence of property ▪ Diminished responsibility ▪ Duress ▪ Entrapment ▪ Ignorantia juris non excusat ▪ Infancy ▪ Insanity ▪ Justification ▪ Mistake ▪ Necessity ▪ Provocation ▪ Self-defence Other common law areas ▪ Contracts ▪ Evidence ▪ Property ▪ Torts ▪ Wills, trusts and estates Portals ▪ Criminal justice ▪ Law v t e Attempt in criminal law is an offense that occurs when a person comes dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act, and intends to commit the act, but does not in fact commit it.

Definition of attempt in the English dictionary

The first definition of attempt in the dictionary is to make an effort or to achieve ; try. Other definition of attempt is to try to surmount. Attempt is also to try to climb.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ATTEMPT

PRESENT

Present
I attempt
you attempt
he/she/it attempts
we attempt
you attempt
they attempt
Present continuous
I am attempting
you are attempting
he/she/it is attempting
we are attempting
you are attempting
they are attempting
Present perfect
I have attempted
you have attempted
he/she/it has attempted
we have attempted
you have attempted
they have attempted
Present perfect continuous
I have been attempting
you have been attempting
he/she/it has been attempting
we have been attempting
you have been attempting
they have been attempting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I attempted
you attempted
he/she/it attempted
we attempted
you attempted
they attempted
Past continuous
I was attempting
you were attempting
he/she/it was attempting
we were attempting
you were attempting
they were attempting
Past perfect
I had attempted
you had attempted
he/she/it had attempted
we had attempted
you had attempted
they had attempted
Past perfect continuous
I had been attempting
you had been attempting
he/she/it had been attempting
we had been attempting
you had been attempting
they had been attempting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will attempt
you will attempt
he/she/it will attempt
we will attempt
you will attempt
they will attempt
Future continuous
I will be attempting
you will be attempting
he/she/it will be attempting
we will be attempting
you will be attempting
they will be attempting
Future perfect
I will have attempted
you will have attempted
he/she/it will have attempted
we will have attempted
you will have attempted
they will have attempted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been attempting
you will have been attempting
he/she/it will have been attempting
we will have been attempting
you will have been attempting
they will have been attempting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would attempt
you would attempt
he/she/it would attempt
we would attempt
you would attempt
they would attempt
Conditional continuous
I would be attempting
you would be attempting
he/she/it would be attempting
we would be attempting
you would be attempting
they would be attempting
Conditional perfect
I would have attempt
you would have attempt
he/she/it would have attempt
we would have attempt
you would have attempt
they would have attempt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been attempting
you would have been attempting
he/she/it would have been attempting
we would have been attempting
you would have been attempting
they would have been attempting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you attempt
we let´s attempt
you attempt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to attempt
Past participle
attempted
Present Participle
attempting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATTEMPT


accompt
əˈkɒmpt
benempt
bɪˈnɛmpt
coempt
ˌkəʊˈempt
consumpt
kənˈsʌmpt
contempt
kənˈtɛmpt
cramped
kræmpt
crimped
krɪmpt
empt
ɛmpt
encamped
ɪnˈkæmpt
exempt
ɪɡˈzɛmpt
kempt
kɛmpt
nempt
nɛmpt
nonexempt
ˌnɒnɪɡˈzempt
pre-empt
prɪˈɛmpt
prompt
prɒmpt
re-attempt
ˌriːəˈtɛmpt
tempt
tɛmpt
undamped
ʌnˈdæmpt
unkempt
ʌnˈkɛmpt
unstamped
ʌnˈstæmpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATTEMPT

attemper
attemperment
attemptability
attemptable
attempted
attempter
Attenborough
attend
attendance
attendance allowance
attendance centre
attendance figures
attendance officer
attendance order
attendance record
attendance register
attendance sheet
attendancy
attendant
attendee

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATTEMPT

accept
adopt
apt
concept
dirempt
Egypt
except
JavaScript
kept
opposite prompt
opt
preexempt
pt
rescue attempt
script
sept
suicide attempt
tax-exempt
transcript
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Synonyms and antonyms of attempt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ATTEMPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «attempt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of attempt

Translation of «attempt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATTEMPT

Find out the translation of attempt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of attempt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «attempt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尝试
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intento
570 millions of speakers

English

attempt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रयास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَاوَلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

попытка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tentativa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

attemperment
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tentative
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Percubaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Versuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

試み
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Usaha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự cố gắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

attemperment
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समर्पण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

attemperment
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tentativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

próba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спроба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încercare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόπειρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

poging om
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försök
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsøk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of attempt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTEMPT»

The term «attempt» is very widely used and occupies the 4.803 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTEMPT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «attempt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «attempt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about attempt

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10 QUOTES WITH «ATTEMPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word attempt.
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Maude Adams
When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
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Alfred Adler
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
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Damon Albarn
It always struck me that Africa was, in a strange way, a futuristic place and had elements and vibes and spirits that were going to inform the future. Africa Express is an attempt to engage that power outside Africa, and for everyone to benefit from it.
4
Tadao Ando
In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
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Edward St Aubyn
The whole 'Melrose' series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.
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Gregory Bateson
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
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Kate Beckinsale
I find a lot of things kind of funny and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care.
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Ezra Taft Benson
There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life.
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Cofer Black
We have to be mindful that there is the certainty that terrorists will attempt to launch multiple attacks against their enemy, which is us and our allies.
10
David Bohm
Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATTEMPT»

Discover the use of attempt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to attempt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Marx's Attempt to Leave Philosophy
Table of Contents: Abbreviations Introduction Themes from the Young Hegelians Feuerbach's and Marx's Complaint against Philosophy The Interest of These Texts Chapter by Chapter 1.
Daniel BRUDNEY, Daniel Brudney, 2009
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Nietzsche: Attempt at a Mythology
Now, with Nietzsche's importance for twentieth-century thought undisputed, the work by one of his most influential interpreters can at last be read in English._x000B__x000B_Employing a perspectival technique inspired by Nietzsche himself, ...
Ernst Bertram, 2009
3
Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis & ...
Dr. David Peck's Or Perish in the Attempt ingeniously combines the remarkable adventures of Lewis and Clark with the problems of health faced by their expedition.
David J. Peck, 2002
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Waking Up, Alive: The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the ...
Interviews with failed suicides share the reasons they felt suicide was their only option, and describe their experiences after recovery These are the words of survivors who have lived through one of the most insidious conditions of our ...
Richard A. Heckler, 1996
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Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Lafcadio Hearn, 2005
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Another attempt at rescue
M.L. "M.L. Smoker's poems are tough, funny, magical, but not in a goofy way. This is blue-collar magic. Unemployed magic. Living on government cheese magic. I highly recommend this collection"
Mandy L. Smoker, 2005
7
My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography
The only Bolshevik leader to write his memoirs, Leon Trotsky published this remarkable book in 1930, the first year of a perilous, decade-long exile that ended with his assassination in Mexico.
Leon Trotsky, 2012
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Roosevelt’s attempt to alter the composition of the Supreme ...
In this essay, I will describe the situation which led to his proposal of reorganization, his further proceedings and the reactions to them.
Birgit Wilpers, 2010
9
The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple ...
The story of the author's nine-month-long journey to build a toaster from scratch--from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry--aims to help the reader reflect on the ...
Thomas Thwaites, 2011
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Rainbow Warrior: The French Attempt to Sink Greenpeace
Describes the goals of the Greenpeace movement, recounts the French attempt to sink the Rainbow Warrior, and examines the consequences of the affair
‎1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATTEMPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term attempt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mozambique destroys large stockpile of ivory, rhino horn in attempt
JOHANNESBURG – Mozambique says it has destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in an effort to curb severe ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Scramble: Timeline of China's Attempt to Prevent a Stock Market …
An investor is reflected on glass doors as he walks past in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
Listen: Barry Zito talks resilience and comeback attempt with A's
On Thursday, Zito was a guest on Steve Gorman SPORTS!, and he took the opportunity to discuss his comeback attempt and his thoughts on ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Man rescued from river in second attempt
A Police spokesman says the Coast Guard had to bring in a small inflatable boat to complete the rescue at approximately 2.30pm after its first attempt in larger ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
5
Confederate flag supporters attempt to rally at Walmarts, other …
A gathering of Confederate flag supporters spent much of Sunday moving from one location to another, in an attempt to rally. More News. «WYFF Greenville, Jul 15»
6
Tasty theme for record attempt by Market Drayton pupils
The world record attempt marked the official launch of the Market Drayton Learning Partnership, which was formed last year pulling together ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»
7
Vision Center shoplifters sought by Berlin Township police following …
The second attempt was stopped by Vision Center employees when they recognized the two. Police were notified after the second try was ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
8
World Record attempt at Taste of Lockport
But something made this year's event stand out from the rest: an attempt on a Guinness world record. Radio Station 92.9 Jack FM tried to get ... «WGRZ-TV, Jul 15»
9
Woman Accused Of Stabbing Boyfriend On Second Attempt
Charleston police said a woman who first tried to stab her boyfriend but only scratched his arm did it on the second attempt after she retrieved ... «WCHS-TV8, Jul 15»
10
Possible smuggling attempt breaks sewer line
As for details of the possible smuggling attempt, he said: “There's nothing confirmed yet because obviously the access to this area has been ... «Nogales International, Jul 15»

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