Attempt is defined as to make an effort to do something.(verb)
An example of attempt is to try to complete a large jigsaw puzzle in one sitting.
The definition of an attempt is an effort made to accomplish something.(noun)
An example of an attempt is a baby trying to take his first few steps.
See attempt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME attempten < OFr attempter < L attemptare, to try, solicit < ad-, to + temptare, to try: see tempt
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transitive verb at·tempt·ed, at·tempt·ing, at·tempts
Origin: Middle English attempten
Origin: , from Old French attempter
Origin: , from Latin attemptāre
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + temptāre, to test.
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