形容词: attemptable 名词: attempter 过去式: attempted 过去分词: attempted 现在分词: attempting 第三人称单数: attempts
attempt 高中必修500 全国卷频次:6 教材出处:译林版必修B2U4
n.&v. attempts 2 attempts 0 attempting 3 attempted 1
Every year about 40,000 people attempt to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
therefore attempts may be made to fill every gap with conversation.
attempt at 企图，努力；尝试
attempt to do something 努力…；试图…
attempt to do 尝试去做
attempt the impossible 想做做不到的事；缘木求鱼
make an attempt 试图
企圖,試圖n.努力,嘗試,企圖The empty empire’s emperor made an attempt to tempt the contemptuous man.空虛帝國的皇帝試圖誘惑那個輕蔑的人.
1. [C, U] ~ (to do sth) | ~ (at sth / at doing sth) an act of trying to do sth, especially sth difficult, often with no success
Two factories were closed in an attempt to cut costs.
They made no attempt to escape.
I passed my driving test at the first attempt.
The couple made an unsuccessful attempt at a compromise.
2. [C] ~ (on sb / sb’s life) an act of trying to kill sb
Someone has made an attempt on the President’s life.
3. [C] ~ (on sth) an effort to do better than sth, such as a very good performance in sport
his attempt on the world land speed record
to make an effort or try to do sth, especially sth difficult
▪ [V to inf] I will attempt to answer all your questions.
Do not attempt to repair this yourself.
▪ [VN] The prisoners attempted an escape, but failed.
attempt to do something
All attempts to control inflation have failed.
attempt at (doing) something
her feeble attempts at humour
at the first/second etc attempt 第一次/第二次尝试
She passed her driving test at the first attempt.
2 make no attempt to do something to not try to do something at all 全无企图做某事
He made no attempt to hide his anger.
3 an attempt on somebody’s life an occasion when someone tries to kill a famous or important person 企图谋杀某人〔尤指名人或要人〕
She has already survived two attempts on her life.
attempt2 ●●● S2 W2 verb [transitive] 1 to try to do something, especially something difficult 试图，尝试，企图
attempt to do something
In this chapter I will attempt to explain what led up to the revolution.
Weather conditions prevented them from attempting the jump.
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2 attempted murder/suicide/rape etc an act of trying to kill or harm someone, kill yourself etc 谋杀/自杀/强奸未遂等
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Origin attempt2 (1300-1400) Latin attemptare, from ad- “to” + temptare “to touch, try”
1.VERB 动词尝试，试图（尤指做困难的事） If you attempt to do something, especially something difficult, you try to do it.
The only time that we attempted to do something like that was in the city of Philadelphia…
Before I could attempt a reply he added over his shoulder: ‘Wait there.’
2.N-COUNT 可数名词（通常指不成功的）尝试，企图，试图 If you make an attempt to do something, you try to do it, often without success.
【搭配模式】：usu with supp
…a deliberate attempt to destabilise the defence…
It was one of his rare attempts at humour.
…their involvement in a coup attempt in September.
3.N-COUNT 可数名词杀人企图 An attempt on some-one’s life is an attempt to kill them.
【搭配模式】：N on n
…an attempt on the life of the former Iranian Prime Minister.
4.N-COUNT 可数名词（运动员创造纪录的）尝试，冲击 In British English, if a sportsman or sportswoman makes an attempt on a sporting record, they try to beat it. In American English you say that they make an attempt to break it.
Everything is almost ready for me to make another attempt on the record.
attempts; attempted; attempting [+ object] : to try to do (something) : to try to accomplish or complete (something)企图；试图
They’ve attempted a climb up Mount Everest once before.
She attempted suicide early in their marriage.
— often followed by to + verb常接动词不定式
Do not attempt to repair the equipment without the proper tools.
The book attempts to prove that they were not guilty.
— attempted adjective
an attempted robbery/murder/suicide
attempt, try, endeavor, and strive mean to make an effort to do or accomplish something.*Attempt、try、endeavor和strive均指努力做或完成某事。
attempt is a basic word that sometimes stresses the beginning of this kind of effort.*Attempt是一个基本单词，有时强调此种努力的开始。
He will attempt to photograph the rare bird.
try is very close toattempt but often stresses effort that is made to test or prove something.*Try与Attempt的意思非常接近，但常强调做出的努力是为了验证或证明某事。
The team is trying to determine which fuel is less efficient overall.
endeavor is a more formal word that usually suggests a serious and continuing effort.*Endeavor用法更为正式，通常意指一种认真、持久的努力。
As a teacher, he endeavors to inspire a love of learning in his students.
strive suggests effort made over a long period of time in order to accomplish something difficult.*Strive意指为完成某件困难的事情进行的长期努力。
Despite setbacks, we must continue to strive for peace.
2 attempt /əˈtɛmpt/ noun
plural attempts [count] 1
: an act of trying to do something企图；试图
In an attempt [=effort] to raise money, the school will begin charging admission to school concerts.
She failed her driving test on the first attempt but she succeeded on her second attempt.
We both made an attempt [=tried] to be friendly despite recent arguments.
He made no attempt to apologize. [=he did not try to apologize] 他没打算道歉。
It was a successful attempt at climbing Mount Everest. = It was a successful attempt on Mount Everest.
◊ Attempt often suggests that the effort made was unsuccessful.*Attempt常暗示所做出的努力没有结果。
a suicide attempt
an assassination attempt
: something that results from trying to do something企图；尝试
Her attempt at a home-cooked meal consisted of frozen fish sticks and a can of soup.
an attempt on someone’s life
: an act of trying to kill someone : a usually unsuccessful effort to kill someone（通常未遂的）谋杀
Police report that there has been an attempt on the actor’s life.
Someone made an attempt on her life. [=someone tried to kill her] 有人要杀她。