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Meaning of "attempt" in Essential American English Dictionary

attempt

verb   /əˈtempt/
B1 to try to do something: He attempted to escape through a window.
Translations of “attempt”
in Arabic يُحاوِل…
in Korean -을 시도하다…
in Malaysian mencuba…
in French tenter, s’attaquer à…
in Turkish teşebbüs etmek, saldırmak, girişmek…
in Italian tentare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力,嘗試(尤指做難事)…
in Russian пытаться…
in Polish próbować…
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 verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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