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  Words related to attempt

Related / Similar Words: attack, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try, undertake, set about, seek, essay, assay

 

Definition:
  • the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life";
  • earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try";
  • enter upon an activity or enterprise;
  • make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world";

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    See Also: test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

     

    Hyponyms: assault, batting, best, worst, bid, play, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling, crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, essay, foray, contribution, part, share, liberation, mug's game, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, research effort, seeking, shot, stab, striving, nisus, pains, strain, struggle, battle, takeover attempt, test, trial, run, take a dare, pick up the gauntlet, fight, have a go, give it a try, grope, endeavor, endeavour, strive, give it a whirl, gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

     

    Derivational Morphology: assail, assault, set on, attack, try, seek, essay, assay, endeavor, endeavour, strive, undertaking, project, task, labor, trier, attempter, essayer, effort

     

    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: пробвам   Danish: forsøge  
    Dutch: pogen   Estonian: proovima  
    Finnish: yrittää   French: tenter  
    German: versuchen   Greek: αποπειρώμαι  
    Hebrew: לנסות   Indonesian: upaya  
    Japanese: 試みる   Polish: próbować  
    Portuguese: tentar   Russian: пытаться  
    Spanish: intentar   Swedish: försöka  
    Telugu: ప్రయత్నించు   Urdu: koshish  
     
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