attempted

[[t]əte̱mptɪd[/t]]
ADJ: ADJ n
An attempted crime or unlawful action is an unsuccessful effort to commit the crime or action.

...a case of attempted murder...

The attempted coup took place in January.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • attempted — at·tempt·ed adj: characterized by an intent to commit and effort taken to commit a specified crime that fails or is prevented attempted forgery Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Attempted — Attempt At*tempt (?; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attempting}.] [OF. atenter, also spelt atempter, F. attenter, fr. L. attentare to attempt; ad + tentare, temptare, to touch, try, v. intens. of tendere to stretch. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attempted — at|tempt|ed [ ə temptəd ] adjective * used about things that someone tries to do but does not succeed in doing, especially things that are wrong or illegal: attempted murder/rape/robbery/suicide Leaders of the attempted coup were rounded up and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attempted */ — UK [əˈtemptɪd] / US [əˈtemptəd] adjective used about things that someone tries to do but does not succeed in doing, especially things that are wrong or illegal attempted murder/rape/robbery/suicide Leaders of the attempted coup were rounded up… …   English dictionary

  • attempted — adjective Tried, with the connotation of failure. She is facing jail time for attempted robbery …   Wiktionary

  • attempted — adj. Attempted is used with these nouns: ↑arson, ↑assassin, ↑assassination, ↑assault, ↑break in, ↑burglary, ↑coup, ↑escape, ↑extortion, ↑fraud, ↑manslaughter, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • attempted — un·attempted; …   English syllables

  • attempted — [əˈtemptɪd] adj used about crimes that someone tries to commit without success attempted murder[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • attempted — adjective tried unsuccessfully (Freq. 2) attempted murder • Similar to: ↑unsuccessful …   Useful english dictionary

  • attempted — adj. endeavored, ventured at·tempt || É™ tempt n. try, assay; effort to do or accomplish something; assault, attack (as an attempt on someone life ) v. try, assay …   English contemporary dictionary

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