What is another word for Attempting?

Pronunciation: [ɐtˈɛmptɪŋ] (IPA)

Attempting is a verb that means to make an effort or try to do something. There are various synonyms for the term attempting such as endeavoring, seeking, striving, tackling, venturing, challenging, undertaking, experimenting, and testing. Each of these verbs elaborates on the idea of taking on a task or trying to achieve something. For instance, endeavoring refers to making a determined effort to accomplish something, while challenging is the act of pushing oneself beyond one's limits to achieve a goal. Undertaking suggests that a task has been chosen and a commitment to it has been made, while experimenting and testing imply the act of trying different approaches to find success.

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Usage examples for Attempting

In Attempting to thwart the Clerical Party he let himself lapse into methods as objectionable as theirs.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
Nature, in Attempting to keep the ball from hardening, flushed it at all times with blood.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
There doesn't seem to be much use in Attempting the impossible.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Attempting

  • Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
    Harold Evans
  • Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt like going through the motions and if you are going to go through the motions you might as well just do any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like banging a hammer or serving fries.
    Ronnie Montrose
  • Attempting to define the sensationalism of the press, Malcolm Muggeridge came up with the slogan 'Give us this day our daily story.' A doomed effort, because all it did was remind the reader that the King James Version of the Lord's Prayer was better written than an article by Muggeridge.
    Clive James
  • What hours I spent of precious time, What pints of ink I used to waste, Attempting to secure a rhyme To suit the public taste, Until I found a simple plan Which makes the lamest lyric scan!
    Harry Graham (poet)
  • Plato … says a multitude can never philosophize and hence can never recognize the seriousness of philosophy or who really philosophizes. Attempting to influence the multitude results in forced prostitution.
    Allan Bloom

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