- Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
- usage: "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
- Make an effort or attempt.
- usage: "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"
- Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
- usage: "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
- Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.
- usage: "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
- Take a sample of.
- usage: "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
- Examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.
- usage: "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
- synonyms: hear
- Give pain or trouble to.
- usage: "I've been sorely tried by these students"
- Test the limits of.
- usage: "You are trying my patience"
- Melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities.
- usage: "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
- synonyms: render
- Put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice.
- usage: "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
- synonyms: try on
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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