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Synonyms of attempted

Verb


1. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay, act, move

usage: make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"

2. undertake, set about, attempt, initiate, pioneer

usage: enter upon an activity or enterprise

Adjective


1. attempted, unsuccessful (vs. successful)

usage: tried unsuccessfully; "attempted murder"

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