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Synonyms of attempt in English:


  • I attempted to answer the question he attempted a takeover bid
    try, strive, aim, venture, endeavour, seek, set out, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, make an effort, make every effort, spare no effort, give one's all, take it on oneself;
    have a go at, undertake, embark on, try one's hand at, try out
    informal give it a whirl, give it one's best shot, go all out, pull out all the stops, bend over backwards, knock oneself out, bust a gut, break one's neck, move heaven and earth, have a crack at, have a shot at, have a stab at
    Australian/New Zealand informal give it a burl, give it a fly
    formal essay
    archaic assay
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  • an attempt to put the economy to rights
    effort, endeavour, try, bid, venture, trial, experiment
    informal crack, go, shot, stab, bash, whack
    formal essay
    archaic assay
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