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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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