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try - Dictionary definition and meaning for word try

Definition
(noun) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
Synonyms : attempt , effort , endeavor , endeavour
Example Sentence
  • made an effort to cover all the reading material
  • wished him luck in his endeavor
  • she gave it a good try

Definition
(verb) make an effort or attempt
Synonyms : assay , attempt , essay , seek
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
Synonyms : essay , examine , prove , test , try out
Example Sentence
  • This approach has been tried with good results
  • Test this recipe

Definition
(verb) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
Synonyms : adjudicate , judge
Example Sentence
  • The football star was tried for the murder of his wife
  • The judge tried both father and son in separate trials

Definition
(verb) take a sample of
Synonyms : sample , taste , try out
Example Sentence
  • Try these new crackers
  • Sample the regional dishes

Definition
(verb) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
Synonyms : hear
Example Sentence
  • The jury had heard all the evidence
  • The case will be tried in California

Definition
(verb) give pain or trouble to
Example Sentence
  • I've been sorely tried by these students

Definition
(verb) test the limits of
Synonyms : strain , stress
Example Sentence
  • You are trying my patience!

Definition
(verb) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
Synonyms : render
Example Sentence
  • try the yak butter
  • render fat in a casserole

Definition
(verb) put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
Synonyms : try on
Example Sentence
  • Try on this sweater to see how it looks

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