Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun attempt

2 senses of attempt

Sense 1
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
attack, attempt -- (the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life")
       => crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking -- ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb attempt

2 senses of attempt

Sense 1
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
undertake, set about, attempt -- (enter upon an activity or enterprise)
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

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