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Definition of attempt:

  1. A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.
  2. To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
  3. To make an attempt; - with upon.
  4. To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform ( some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.
  5. To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
  6. To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.


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