Meaning of “attempt” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /əˈtempt/

B2 If you make an attempt to do something, you try to do it:

This is his second attempt at the exam.
[ + to do sth ] They closed the road in an attempt to reduce traffic in the city.
She made no attempt (= did not try) to be sociable.

More examples

an attempt on sb's life

an attempt to kill someone

(Definition of “attempt noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)