Attempted - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈtemptəd|  American pronunciation of the word attempted
Brit.  |əˈtemptɪd|  British pronunciation of the word attempted
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto attempt
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto attempt

adjective

- tried unsuccessfully

attempted murder

Examples

Homicide that occurs during the course of an attempted kidnapping is a capital crime in some states.

They've attempted a climb up Mount Everest once before.

She attempted suicide early in their marriage.

The prisoners attempted a daring escape.

A rebel group attempted to seize power.

...a strong resentment of outsiders who attempted to interfere with their traditional ways of doing things...

He is charged with attempted robbery.

He has been charged with attempted burglary.

He attempted to give a religious coloration to the war.

...a cracker who had broken into the intelligence agency's database attempted to leak the classified information...

He was fouled as he attempted the shot.

...an intrepid explorer who probed parts of the rain forest never previously attempted...

Her lawyer attempted to rebut the witness's testimony.

The prisoner is charged with attempted robbery.

Roosevelt occasionally attempted to circumvent him.

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