attempt Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "attempt" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

attemptverb

 us   /əˈtempt/
to try to make or do something: [T] The team’s quarterback attempted only 12 passes during the entire game. [+ to infinitive] Don’t attempt to do these tricks at home.

attemptnoun [C]

 us   /əˈtemt/
the act of trying to make or do something: [+ to infinitive] The pilot made several attempts to regain control of the aircraft. An attempt on someone’s life is an act of trying to kill that person: a failed attempt on the president’s life
Translations of “attempt”
in Arabic يُحاوِل…
in Korean -을 시도하다…
in Malaysian mencuba…
in French tenter, s’attaquer à…
in Turkish teşebbüs, girişim, deneme…
in Italian tentare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力,嘗試(尤指做難事)…
in Russian попытка…
in Polish próba…
in Vietnamese cố gắng…
in Spanish intentar, tratar de…
in Portuguese tentar…
in Thai พยายาม…
in German versuchen…
in Catalan intentar…
in Japanese (~しようと)試みる, 企てる…
in Indonesian mencoba…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力,尝试(尤指做难事)…
(Definition of attempt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of attempt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “attempt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More