make an attempt

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make an attempt
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to make an effort to do something)
a. intentar
He didn't even make an attempt to pass his classes this semester.Ni siquiera intentó aprobar sus clases este semestre.
b. hacer el intento
After the divorce, they made an attempt to get along on behalf of their children.Después del divorcio, hicieron el intento de llevarse bien por sus hijos.
c. hacer una tentativa
At least your husband made an attempt to cook dinner. My husband doesn't set foot in the kitchen.Al menos tu esposo hizo una tentativa de cocinar la cena. My esposo no pone un pie en la cocina.
2. (to try to attack)
a. atentar
Many soldiers have made an attempt on the terrorist leader's life.Muchos soldados han atentado contra la vida del líder terrorista.
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