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attempt

noun
 
/əˈtempt/
an act of trying to do something: This is his second attempt at passing the exam.
Translations of “attempt”
in Arabic مُحاوَلة…
in Korean 시도…
in Malaysian percubaan…
in French attentat…
in Turkish teşebbüs, girişim, deneme…
in Italian tentativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指為完成難事而進行的)努力,嘗試…
in Russian попытка…
in Polish próba…
in Vietnamese sự tấn công…
in Spanish atentado…
in Portuguese tentativa…
in Thai การโจมตี…
in German das Attentat…
in Catalan intent…
in Japanese 試み, 企て…
in Indonesian serangan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指为完成难事而进行的)努力,尝试…
(Definition of attempt noun from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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