attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(noun)
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"
attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, travail, exploit, feat, drive, effort, movement, campaign, sweat, attack, cause, try, enterprise, crusade, exertion, endeavor
the act of attacking
"attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
attempt, approach, attack, endeavor, onrush, try, plan of attack, fire, endeavour, blast, flak, effort, onset, onslaught, tone-beginning, flack
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay(verb)
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"
attempt, examine, search, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, seek, look for, assay, try out, try, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, set about, undertake, sample, judge, render
undertake, set about, attempt(verb)
enter upon an activity or enterprise
attempt, take in charge, begin, get down, essay, seek, set about, take on, commence, undertake, try, start, approach, tackle, get, assay, go about, contract, set out, guarantee, start out
attempt, try, assay, seek
pick up the gauntlet, take a dare - be dared to do something and attempt it
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
have a go, give it a try - make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"
grope - search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"
endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
give it a try, give it a whirl - try; "let's give it a whirl!"
adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, risk, chance, hazard - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"