Synonyms of 'attempt'
We attempted to do something like that here.
He secretly tried to block her advancement in the Party.
He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
My husband is quite good at DIY and wants to tackle the job himself.
She undertook the arduous task of monitoring the elections.
He essayed a smile, but it was a dismal failure.
He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
I will endeavour to rectify the situation.
have a go at (informal)
make an effort
make an attempt
have a crack at
have a shot at (informal)
try your hand at
do your best to
jump through hoops (informal)
have a stab at (informal)
take the bit between your teeth
a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
It took us two goes to get the colour right.
He will be given a shot at the world title.
He made no effort to hide.
a bid to silence its critics
a proposed new law banning animal experiments
I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
a Russian-American joint venture
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
His first essay in running a company was a disaster.
Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
His first endeavours in the field were wedding films.
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An assault by an army is a strong attack made on an area held by the enemy.
The rebels are poised for a new assault.
Attack is also a noun.
a campaign of air attacks on strategic targets
Thesaurus for attempt from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you attempt to do something, especially something difficult , you try to do it.