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Synonyms for attempt

Synonyms for (noun) attempt

Synonyms: attack, attempt Definition: the act of attacking Usage: attacks on women increased last year; they made an attempt on his life

Similar words: law-breaking, crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, offence, offense Definition: (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act Usage: a long record of crimes

Synonyms: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms for (verb) attempt

Synonyms: undertake, set about, attempt Definition: enter upon an activity or enterprise

Similar words: initiate, pioneer Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Synonyms: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try Definition: make an effort or attempt Usage: 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

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: 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