Definitions for try

Definitions for (noun) try

Main entry: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: 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

Definitions for (verb) try

Main entry: try, try on

Definition: put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

Usage: Try on this sweater to see how it looks

Main entry: try, render

Definition: melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

Usage: try the yak butter; render fat in a casserole

Main entry: try, try out, taste, sample

Definition: take a sample of

Usage: Try these new crackers; Sample the regional dishes

Main entry: try, strain, stress

Definition: test the limits of

Usage: You are trying my patience!

Main entry: try

Definition: give pain or trouble to

Usage: I've been sorely tried by these students

Main entry: try, hear

Definition: 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

Main entry: adjudicate, try, judge

Definition: 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

Main entry: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: 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

Main entry: try, try out, test, prove, essay, examine

Definition: 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

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