attempt (v.)
tempt, persuade, win over
MM IV.ii.184[disguised Duke to Provost] neither my coat, integrity, nor persuasion can with ease attempt you
MV IV.i.418[Bassanio to Portia as Balthasar, of offering recompense] of force I must attempt you further
MW IV.ii.200[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff] he will never ... attempt us again [i.e. try to win us over]
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