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