Synonyms for try

Synonyms for (noun) try

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms for (verb) try

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: don, get into, assume, wear, put on

Definition: put clothing on one's body

Usage: What should I wear today?; He put on his best suit for the wedding; The princess donned a long blue dress; The queen assumed the stately robes; He got into his jeans

Synonyms: try, render

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

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

Similar words: melt, melt down, run

Definition: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

Usage: melt butter; melt down gold; The wax melted in the sun

Synonyms: try, try out, taste, sample

Definition: take a sample of

Usage: Try these new crackers; Sample the regional dishes

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee

Synonyms: try, strain, stress

Definition: test the limits of

Usage: You are trying my patience!

Similar words: afflict

Definition: cause great unhappiness for; distress

Usage: she was afflicted by the death of her parents

Synonyms: try

Definition: give pain or trouble to

Usage: I've been sorely tried by these students

Similar words: pain, anguish, hurt

Definition: cause emotional anguish or make miserable

Usage: It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: probe, examine

Definition: question or examine thoroughly and closely

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: make up one's mind, determine, decide

Definition: reach, make, or come to a decision about something

Usage: We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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