Synonyms for Attempted:

adj.

set in motion (adjective)
Undertaken.
ventured (adjective)
Ventured.

n.

maiden, limp, hostile, lame, lamely, face saving, desperate, amateur, commemorative. attempted (noun)
unsuccessful.

v.

endeavored (verb)
Acted, committed, Undertook, Ventured, engaged, Performed, Endeavored, Assayed, Undertaken, exploited, Aimed, Approached, Volunteered, contracted, Maneuvered, Proceeded.
offered (verb)
given, bid, Tendered, endowed, Gave, extended, Imparted, Cited, bestowed, Submitted, advanced, Rendered, Issued, Quoted, presented, Offered, Dealt, granted, Bidden, invited.

Other synonyms:

face saving, maiden, lamely, limp, commemorative. lame. desperate, amateur, hostile. Other relevant words:
maiden, limp, hostile, lame, lamely, unsuccessful, desperate, amateur, commemorative.

Usage examples for attempted

  1. Twice he attempted to speak, and could not. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. I have attempted nothing but daily saying a short prayer for him in his hearing, hoping he would remark on it. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. The first place attempted was Rhegium, where several days were spent without effect. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius