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前缀at-同ad-. -tempt, 同tend, 倾向。鼻音m,n音变。
- attempt:  Attempting is etymologically related to tempting. The Latin verb attemptāre was formed with the prefix ad- from temptāre, which meant ‘try’ as well as ‘tempt’ (the semantic connection is preserved in modern English try, with the contrasting senses ‘attempt’ and ‘put to the test’). The Latin form passed into Old French as atenter (hence modern French attenter), but was later latinized back to attempter, the form in which English acquired it.
- attempt (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French attempter (14c.), earlier atenter "to try, attempt, test," from Latin attemptare "to try" (cognates: Italian attentare, Old Provençal, Portuguese attentar, Spanish atentar), from ad- "to, upon" (see ad-) + temptare "to try" (see tempt). Related: Attempted; attempting.
- attempt (n.)
- 1530s, from attempt (v.). Meaning "effort to accomplish something by violence" is from 1580s, especially as an assault on someone's life.
- 1. An attempt by anti-abortionists to tighten the rules was defeated.
- 2. Army officers plotted a failed attempt yesterday to seize power.
- 3. These feelings are likely to make people attempt to overthrow the system.
- 4. The action seemed a clumsy attempt to topple the Janata Dal government.
- 5. The first British attempt to colonize Ireland was in the twelfth century.
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