attempt

attempt(
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tehmpt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to try)
a. intentar
The group was attempting to climb Everest.El grupo intentaba escalar el Everest.
b. tratar de
I attempted to convince my mother but failed.Traté de convencer a mi madre pero no lo conseguí.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nobody had ever attempted the journey before.Nadie había intentado hacer el viaje antes.
You should attempt two questions in Part 3.Deberían intentar contestar dos preguntas de la tercera parte.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (effort)
a. el intento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Ben proposed to Carla in an attempt to make her stay.Ben le pidió matrimonio a Carla en un intento de que se quedara.
b. la tentativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Christina made an attempt to arrive on time.Christina hizo una tentativa de llegar puntual.
3. (attack)
a. el atentado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The president suffered an attempt on his life.El presidente sufrió un atentado contra su vida.
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attempt
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (effort)
a. la intento m, tentativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to make an attempt at doing something or to do somethingintentar hacer algo
they made no attempt to helpno trataron de ayudar
to make an attempt on somebody's lifeatentar contra la vida de alguien
at the first attemptal primer intento
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (task)
a. intentar
to attempt to do somethingtratar de or intentar hacer algo
to attempt a smileintentar sonreír
3. (law)
a.
attempted murder/robberyintento de asesinato/robo
attempt [əˈtempt]
noun
1 (try) intento (m)
we'll do it or die in the attempt lo haremos o moriremos en el intento; at the first attempt en el primer intento; this is my first attempt es la primera vez que lo intento; after several attempts they gave up tras varios intentos or varias tentativas, se dieron por vencidos
we had to give up the attempt tuvimos que renunciar a la empresa
it was a good attempt fue un esfuerzo digno de alabanza
to make an attempt to do sth hacer una tentativa de hacer algo; intentar hacer algo
he made no attempt to help ni siquiera intentó ayudar; he made two attempts at it lo intentó dos veces; to make an attempt on the record tratar de batir el récord; to make an attempt on the summit tratar de llegar a la cumbre
2 (attack) atentado (m)
to make an attempt on sb's life atentar contra la vida de algn
transitive verb
1 [+task] intentar realizar; [+exam question] intentar responder a
Don't attempt the walk unless you are in good physical shape Candidates should attempt all questions Before I could attempt a reply, he added "Wait there"
to attempt a reply intentar responder; tratar de responder; to attempt a smile intentar sonreír; to attempt suicide intentar suicidarse
People who attempt suicide are likely to be responding to a particular distressing incident in their lives Teenage girls attempt suicide at least three times as often as boys do
2 (try)
to attempt to do sth tratar de or intentar or procurar hacer algo; especially (LAm) the pilot attempted to land el piloto trató de aterrizar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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