To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.
To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.
To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
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"
Effort to commit a crime, carried beyond preparation, but not executed.