1. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something (synset 100787849)
    "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
  2. The act of attacking (synset 100775311)
    "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
  1. Make an effort or attempt (synset 202535833)
    "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
  2. Enter upon an activity or enterprise (synset 201654835)

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