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attempt (v.)
late 14c., "seek or try to do, make an effort to perform," from Old French atempter (14c.), earlier atenter "to try, attempt, test" (Modern French attenter), from Latin attemptare "to try, make trial of; tamper with, seek to influence; attack, assail" (source also of Italian attentare, Old Provençal, Portuguese attentar, Spanish atentar), from assimilated form of ad "to, toward" (see ad-) + temptare "to try" (see tempt). Related: Attempted; attempting.
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attempt (n.)
1530s, "a putting forth of effort in some difficult or uncertain endeavor," from attempt (v.). Meaning "effort to accomplish something by violence" is from 1580s, especially as an assault on someone's life.
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reattempt (v.)

also re-attempt, "attempt again or anew," 1580s; see re- "back, again" + attempt (v.). Related: Reattempted; reattempting.

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hae (v.)
an attempt to represent the Scottish pronunciation of have.
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pseudocide (n.)

"pretended suicide attempt," 1959, from pseudo- + ending abstracted from suicide. Related: Pseudocidal.

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essay (v.)

"to put to proof, test the mettle of," late 15c., from French essaier, from essai "trial, attempt" (see essay (n.)). This sense has mostly gone with the divergent spelling assay. Meaning "to attempt" is from 1640s. Related: Essayed; essaying.

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down (n.3)

1710, "a downward movement," from down (adv.). Football sense of "an attempt to advance the ball" is by 1882.

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gonna 
attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of going to. In Scottish dialect, ganna, gaunna recorded from 1806.
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gotta (v.)
1885, attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of got to.
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comradery (n.)

"state or feeling of a comrade," 1862, an attempt to nativize camaraderie. Comradeship is attested from 1815.

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