attempt-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: try to do something

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] ATTEMPT [goal]

The police attempted to stop the thief before he got away.
The man has attempted suicide three times.
The Fed is attempting to stimulate the economy by lowering interest rates.
They are attempting to increase their market share overseas.

VerbNet: try-61
FrameNet: Attempt
PropBank: attempt.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of surmounting, climbing, descending

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] ATTEMPT NP2

They attempted Everest last year after the storms.
We'll attempt the mountain from the north face.
Don't attempt a depth below 130 feet on a non-decompression dive.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2