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attempt

Synonyms and Antonyms of attempt

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.
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attempt

Synonyms and Antonyms of attempt

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.
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Phrases Synonymous with attempt

have a go at, shoot at (or shoot for), try one's hand (at)

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Synonym Discussion of attempt

attempt, try, endeavor, essay, strive mean to make an effort to accomplish an end. attempt stresses the initiation or beginning of an effort.
    • will attempt to photograph the rare bird
try is often close to attempt but may stress effort or experiment made in the hope of testing or proving something.
    • tried to determine which was the better procedure
endeavor heightens the implications of exertion and difficulty.
    • endeavored to find crash survivors in the mountains
essay implies difficulty but also suggests tentative trying or experimenting.
    • will essay a dramatic role for the first time
strive implies great exertion against great difficulty and specifically suggests persistent effort.
    • continues to strive for peace


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