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Meaning of “attempt” - Learner’s Dictionary

attempt

noun [C]
 
 
/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.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
an attempt on sb's life an attempt to kill someoneTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energyMurder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
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 Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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