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synonyms for attempting

  • pursue
  • seek
  • solicit
  • tackle
  • undertake
  • aim
  • attack
  • endeavor
  • essay
  • experiment
  • push
  • strive
  • venture
  • 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
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antonyms for attempting

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  • forget
  • neglect
  • be lazy
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How to use attempting in a sentence

Lowe’s is making its biggest play yet for holiday season sales this year by adding fun to its assortment in an attempt to get beyond things like drywall and power tools.
HOW LOWE’S AND HOME DEPOT PLAN TO KEEP GROWING EVEN AFTER THE COVID HOME IMPROVEMENT BOOMPHIL WAHBANOVEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
It’s an attempt, then, to gauge how quickly a virus is spreading.
HOW BAD IS YOUR STATE’S COVID-19 OUTBREAK?GERMAN LOPEZNOVEMBER 11, 2020VOX
An attempt was made to enter a residence by opening a window.
ALEXANDRIA AND ARLINGTON CRIME WATCHNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In October 2019, for example, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to freeze the sheriff’s spending, in an attempt to pressure Sheriff Alex Villanueva into dealing with the department’s budget issues.
NEW COUNTY BOARD AND SHERIFF COULD BE HEADED FOR A STANDOFFMAYA SRIKRISHNANNOVEMBER 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They couldn’t capitalize on the second chance given to them when the Jets were penalized for having too many men on the field when the Patriots lined up for an earlier field goal attempt.
THE PATRIOTS’ SEASON ISN’T FIXED, BUT AT LEAST THEY AVOIDED LOSING TO THE JETSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In an interview with Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick noted the university’s attempt to keep the football team as protected as possible outside the classrooms.
NOTRE DAME PRESIDENT ADMONISHES STUDENTS FOR CORONAVIRUS VIOLATION HE ALSO COMMITTEDCHUCK CULPEPPERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Dallas got the ball back with a fourth-and-one stop of the Steelers, who passed up a 33-yard field goal attempt for an eight-point lead.
STEELERS STAY UNBEATEN, CHARGERS DROP ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER IN NFL WEEK 9CINDY BOREN, MARK MASKE, DES BIELERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For example, research by Pro Football Focus found “a pass-rusher attempts to win his matchup on every single play, but he can’t really influence exactly when he wins, so the situations in which he generates pressure are unstable from year to year.”
THE BILLS, BEARS AND BROWNS AREN’T AS GOOD AS THEIR RECORDSNEIL GREENBERGNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He said he believes the clues suggest who might be behind the hacking attempts.
ARE CHINESE SPIES TRYING TO HACK THIS ANTICENSORSHIP STARTUP? ITS EXECS BELIEVE SORHHACKETTFORTUNENOVEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
But, sadly, today also marks the US leaving the Paris accord — the world’s foremost attempt to build consensus on climate change.
AS U.S. LEAVES PARIS ACCORD, CLIMATE POLICY HANGS ON ELECTION OUTCOMEBRADY DENNIS, JULIET EILPERIN, DINO GRANDONINOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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