make an attempt

idiom

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

Examples of make an attempt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, her co-hosts make an attempt to squash the beef once and for all. Shania Russell, EW.com, 5 May 2024 Back in 2005, the Tony Awards did make an attempt to recognize replacement cast members due to a number of high profile stars treading the boards as replacements at the time. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 11 June 2023 Back in 2005, the Tony Awards did make an attempt to recognize replacement cast members due to a number of high profile stars treading the boards as replacements at the time. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 11 June 2023 Enter football coach Marvin Street, who decided to intervene and make an attempt to give Tillman a chance to turn around his life. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2021 Before issuing its investigative report, WilmerHale did not make an attempt to interview the now-former regent, multiple sources said. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, 17 Sep. 2021 Following the display, organizers for the event will make an attempt to send each flag to the family members of those who perished. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2021 This 6-12 loss was not nearly as close as the day’s before, but the Tigers did make an attempt to rally. Giana Han, al, 1 Mar. 2021 Not much pass rush, but Drue Tranquill did take it on his own to make an attempt. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2021

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“Make an attempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20an%20attempt. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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