- 1. 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"
- 2. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay, evaluate, pass judgment, judge
- usage: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
- 3. judge, adjudicate, try, decide, make up one's mind, determine
- usage: put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
- 4. sample, try, try out, taste, consume, ingest, take in, take, have
- usage: take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
- 5. hear, try, probe, examine
- usage: examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
- 6. try, pain, anguish, hurt
- usage: give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
- 7. try, strain, stress, afflict
- usage: test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
- 8. try, render, melt, run, melt down
- usage: melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
- 9. try on, try, wear, put on, get into, don, assume
- usage: put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
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- 1. trying, difficult (vs. easy), hard
- usage: hard to endure; "fell upon trying times"
- 2. nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying, disagreeable (vs. agreeable)
- usage: extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
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