Thesaurus

attempting

verb
present participle of attempt

Synonyms & Antonyms of attempting

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 for attempting

Words Related to attempting

Phrases Synonymous with attempting

Near Antonyms for attempting

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About attempting

Thesaurus Entries Near attempting

attempted

attempting

attempts

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Attempting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attempting. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on attempting

Nglish: Translation of attempting for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of attempting for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!