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American English: /əˈtɛm(p)t/
British English: /əˈtɛm(p)t/

Translation of attempt in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (have a try at) candidates should attempt all questions
    los examinandos deben intentar responder a todas las preguntas [formal]
    she attempted a smile
    intentó sonreír
    he is going to attempt the exam again
    va a presentarse al examen otra vez
    he had attempted the north face before
    ya había intentado escalar la ladera norte
  • 2 (try)to attempt to + infinitive/-ing
    tratar de or intentar + infinitive
    to attempt to beat the record
    tratar de or intentar batir el récord
    don't attempt walking yet
    no trate de or no intente caminar todavía
    Example sentences
    • Trying to cement her position she pushes the team into attempting an exceptionally difficult human pyramid move.
    • That's when she was forced to attempt the most difficult vault of the competition over a kneeling horse.
    • The purpose of this article is to attempt the difficult task of trying to describe how the Indians developed this ingenious system.
  • 3
    also: attempted past participle
    attempted suicide
    intento (masculine) de suicidio
    attempted murder/robbery
    tentativa (feminine) de asesinato/robo
    attempted coup
    intentona (feminine) golpista


  • he broke his arm in the attempt
    se rompió un brazo en el intento
    at or (esp US) on the first attempt
    a la primera (tentativa)
    al primer intento
    at least they made the attempt
    al menos lo intentaron
    al menos hicieron la tentativa
    attempt to + infinitivein my attempt to avoid the other car …
    al tratar de or intentar esquivar el otro coche …
    they made no attempt to be polite
    no hicieron ningún esfuerzo para ser corteses
    attempt at something/-ingI made an attempt at conversation
    traté de or intenté entablar conversación
    their attempts at lighting a fire failed
    fracasaron en su intento de encender fuego
    she had another attempt at the record
    volvió a intentar batir el récord
    to make an attempt on somebody's life
    atentar contra la vida de alguien
    Example sentences
    • I passed my motorcycle test at the first attempt at the age of 17.
    • I refuse to talk about my abortive attempt at qualifying for the Hanley Cup lest I depress myself even more.
    • I was fortunate enough to undergo successful IVF treatment at the first attempt, resulting in the birth of twin daughters.
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