Meaning of attempt
Pronunciation: (u-tempt'), [key]
- to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek: to attempt an impossible task; to attempt to walk six miles.
- to attack; move against in a hostile manner: to attempt a person's life.
- to tempt.
- an effort made to accomplish something: He made an attempt to swim across the lake.
- an attack or assault: an attempt upon the leader's life.
- attempt (Thesaurus)