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 perform, make, or achieve: attempted to read the novel in one sitting; attempted a difficult dive.
- Archaic To tempt.
- Archaic To attack with the intention of subduing.
- An effort or a try.
- An attack; an assault: an attempt on someone's life.