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    an attempt on someone's life

    Could I use the verb 'to attempt' to mean an attempt on someone's life as in "An assassin attemted a politician's life."?

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    Re: an attempt on someone's life

    No. Only the noun attempt can be used to mean an attempted murder. The verb requires more qualification.
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    Re: an attempt on someone's life

    It should be: An assassin made an attempt on a politician's life.

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