Synonyms for attempted
- do level best
- exert oneself
- give a fling
- give a whirl
- give best shot
- give it a go
- give it a try
- give old college try
- go the limit
- have a crack
- have a go at
- make a run at
- shoot the works
- take a stab at
- take best shot
- take on
- try one's hand at
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTEMPTED
Attempted fratricide is not a common happening in gentle families.
If he had been strong he would have attempted to break her at once, but he was not strong.
This was the first time I ever attempted to escape and gain my freedom.
She essayed to introduce Gracie; not one of them attempted a bow.
Had he been on this side of the water he might have attempted something upon us.
He realized that his conduct was too flagrant to admit of defense, so he attempted none.
If he had attempted to hurry matters, he would have got nothing at all.
Twice the English attempted to board the enemy, and twice were repulsed.
I see she has not attempted to lower me in my child's opinion.
The husband was moved: he got up and attempted to take her hand.