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Overview of noun attempt

The noun attempt has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (49) 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")

2. (2) attack, attempt

(the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life")


Overview of verb attempt

The verb attempt has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (50) 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")

2. (15) undertake, set about, attempt

(enter upon an activity or enterprise)

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