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verb [transitive] attempt pronunciation in American English /əˈtempt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyattempt
he/she/itattempts
present participleattempting
past tenseattempted
past participleattempted

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  1. to try to do something

    They are attempting a climb up the mountain's north face.

    Few people knew that she had once attempted suicide.

    attempt to do something:

    The book attempts to explain the origins of the war.

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