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attempt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of attempt

  1. 1 an effort to do or accomplish something <it took several attempts before we made good ice cream with an old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream freezer> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl Related Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  2. 2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <several attempts on the life of the country's chief drug enforcement official> Synonyms aggression, assault, attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, rush, strikeRelated Words ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter




attempt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of attempt

  1. to make an effort to do <after attempting—and failing—to start the lawn mower on my own, I finally succeeded with a neighbor's help> <don't even attempt walking on your broken foot> Synonyms assay, endeavor, essay, seek, strive, try Related Words fight, strain, struggle, toil, trouble, work; aim, aspire, hope; assume, take up, undertake Phrases have a go at, shoot at (or shoot for), try one's hand (at) Near Antonyms drop, give up, quit





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