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Attempt

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Definition

to attempt: to try
verb
I attempted to persuade him to sign the contract. I tried to explain it would be a great idea.

an attempt: a try
noun
My latest attempt to contact the aliens was a success. I finally did it!
to make an attempt to try

an attempted murder: an attack on a person to try to kill them
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: I attempted to open the cupboard, but my attempts failed.
US: The Pope was injured in an assassination attempt.

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