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Adjective: attempted  u'tem(p)-tid
  1. Tried unsuccessfully
    "attempted murder"
Verb: attempt  u'tem(p)t
  1. Make an effort to accomplish something
    "The police attempted to stop the thief";
    - try, seek, essay, assay
  2. Enter upon an activity or enterprise
    - undertake, set about

See also: examine, unsuccessful

Type of: act, initiate, move, pioneer

Encyclopedia: Attempted