|Origin:||attemptare, from ad- 'to' + temptare 'to touch, try'|
attempt2 S2 W2 [transitive]
to try to do something, especially something difficult
attempt to do something
In this chapter I will attempt to explain what led up to the revolution.
Weather conditions prevented them from attempting the jump.
an act of trying to kill or harm someone, kill yourself etc:
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder.