make an attempt

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Definition of make an attempt

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

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“Make an attempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20an%20attempt. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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