1. assay, check, appraisal, assessment

usage: an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

2. assay, substance

usage: a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

3. assay, report, study, written report

usage: a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

4. assay, test, trial, run

usage: a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.


1. assay, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: analyze (chemical substances)

2. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay, act, move

usage: make an effort or attempt; "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"

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