attempt (v.)
endeavour, venture, strive [for]
Cor V.vi.75[Coriolanus to all] prosperously I have attempted
Cym I.v.109[Iachimo to Posthumus, of the wager] I durst attempt it against any lady in the world
Tim I.i.130[Old Athenian to Timon, of Lucilius and his daughter] This man of thine / Attempts her love
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