make an attempt

Definition of make an attempt

  1. :  to try We both made an attempt to be friendly despite recent arguments.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

attemptplay
  1. :  to make an effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect

    :  tempt

    :  to try to subdue or take by force :  attack

  1. :  the act or an instance of trying to do or accomplish something :  an act or instance of attempting something

    :  an unsuccessful effort

    :  something resulting from or representing an attempt


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