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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
attempt /ə'tempt/
  • danh từ
    • sự cố gắng, sự thử
      • to make an attempt at doing something (to do something): thử làm một việc gì
      • to fail in one's attempt: thử làm nhưng thất bại
    • (attemper on, upon) sự mưu hại, sự xâm phạm, sự phạm đến
      • an attempt on somebody's life: sự mưu hại ai
      • an attempt on somebody's prerogatives: sự phạm đến đặc quyền của ai
  • ngoại động từ
    • cố gắng; thử, toan
      • to attempt a hard task: cố gắng làm một việc khó khăn
    • mưu hại; xâm phạm, phạm đến
      • to attempt someone's life: mưu hại ai
    • gắng, chiếm lấy, thử đánh chiếm (một đồn...)
    • gắng, vượt qua (quả núi...)
      • to attempt a fortress: thử đánh chiếm một pháo đài
      • to attempt a mountain peak: thử vượt qua một ngọn núi
Concise Dictionary
+earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
+the act of attacking
+make an effort or attempt
+enter upon an activity or enterprise

Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (to do sth)
~ (at sth / at doing sth) an act of trying to do sth, especially sth difficult, often with no success: Two factories were closed in an attempt to cut costs. + They made no attempt to escape. + I passed my driving test at the first attempt. + The couple made several unsuccessful attempts at a compromise.
2 [C] ~ (on sb/sb's life) an act of trying to kill sb: Someone has made an attempt on the President's life. + an assassination / murder attempt
3 [C] ~ (on sth) an effort to do better than sth, such as a very good performance in sport: the latest attempt on the world land speed record + a world-record attempt
+ verb
to make an effort or try to do sth, especially sth difficult: [V to inf] I will attempt to answer all your questions. + Do not attempt to repair this yourself. + [VN] The prisoners attempted an escape, but failed.
Collocation Dictionary


successful | abortive, botched, failed, fruitless, futile, ill-fated, unsuccessful, vain
her vain attempt to save her son's life
| conscious, deliberate | brave, bold, concerted, determined, serious, valiant | blatant | feeble, half-hearted, weak | clumsy, crude | desperate, frantic, last-ditch
a desperate attempt to find survivors of the accident
| repeated
repeated attempts to break through enemy lines
| assassination, coup, rescue, suicide
Rescue attempts were stopped because of bad weather.


She has made no attempt to contact her mother.
| succeed in
He succeeded in his attempt to break the world record.
| abandon, fail in, give up
He abandoned his attempt to reach the summit.
| foil, thwart
Their attempt to break out of prison was foiled.


succeed | fail


in an/the ~
In an attempt to ward off criticism, the government has made education a priority.
| ~ at
He made a feeble attempt at a smile.
| ~ by
an attempt by workers to prevent redundancies


an attempt on sb's life
(= to kill sb)

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