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Meaning & Definition of Attempt in English





1. 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"
  • attempt,
  • effort,
  • endeavor,
  • endeavour,
  • try

2. The act of attacking

  • "Attacks on women increased last year"
  • "They made an attempt on his life"
  • attack,
  • attempt


1. 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"
  • try,
  • seek,
  • attempt,
  • essay,
  • assay

2. Enter upon an activity or enterprise

  • undertake,
  • set about,
  • attempt

Examples of using

So, my enemy, I won't let you attempt on the holy of holies of my heart, you will pay for it, I promise.
Is this an early attempt at cake making?
Do not attempt this at home.