Try Definition

Define what is Try?

1. attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour (noun)

earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.

  • made an effort to cover all the reading material.
  • wished him luck in his endeavor.
  • she gave it a good try.
Hypernyms

activity noun
any specific behavior.

Hyponyms

batting noun
(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base.

Best noun
the supreme effort one can make.

worst noun
the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of.

bid, play noun
an attempt to get something.

fling, go, offer, whirl, crack, pass noun
a usually brief attempt.

essay noun
a tentative attempt.

foray noun
an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence).

contribution, share, part noun
the part played by a person in bringing about a result.

liberation noun
the attempt to achieve equal rights or status.

mug's game noun
a futile or unprofitable endeavor.

power play, squeeze play, squeeze noun
an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power.

seeking noun
an attempt to acquire or gain something.

stab, shot noun
informal words for any attempt or effort.

shot noun
an attempt to score in a game.

nisus, pains, striving, strain noun
an effortful attempt to attain a goal.

struggle, battle noun
an energetic attempt to achieve something.

takeover attempt noun
an attempt to take control of a corporation.

trial, run, test noun
the act of testing something.

trial, test noun
the act of undergoing testing.

2. attempt, essay, try, assay, seek (verb)

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.
Synonyms: attempt, essay, assay, seek
Hypernyms

act, move verb
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).

Hyponyms

pick up the gauntlet, take a dare verb
be dared to do something and attempt it.

struggle, fight verb
make a strenuous or labored effort.

have a go, give it a try verb
make an attempt at something.

grope verb
search blindly or uncertainly.

endeavor, endeavour, strive verb
attempt by employing effort.

give it a try, give it a whirl verb
try.

adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, chance, risk, hazard verb
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.

lay on the line, put on the line, risk verb
expose to a chance of loss or damage.

3. test, try out, essay, try, examine, prove (verb)

put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.

  • This approach has been tried with good results.
  • Test this recipe.
Hypernyms

pass judgment, evaluate, judge verb
form a critical opinion of.

Hyponyms

verify, control verb
check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard.

float verb
circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with.

field-test verb
test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used.

4. adjudicate, try, judge (verb)

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.
Synonyms: adjudicate, judge
Hypernyms

decide, make up one's mind, determine verb
reach, make, or come to a decision about something.

Hyponyms

court-martial verb
subject to trial by court-martial.

5. sample, taste, try, try out (verb)

take a sample of.

  • Try these new crackers.
  • Sample the regional dishes.
Synonyms: sample, taste, try out
Hypernyms

ingest, consume, have, take in, take verb
serve oneself to, or consume regularly.

Hyponyms

degust verb
taste with relish.

6. hear, try (verb)

examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.

  • The jury had heard all the evidence.
  • The case will be tried in California.
Synonyms: hear
Hypernyms

probe, examine verb
question or examine thoroughly and closely.

Hyponyms

rehear, retry verb
hear or try a court case anew.

7. try (verb)

give pain or trouble to.

  • I've been sorely tried by these students.
Hypernyms

anguish, pain, hurt verb
cause emotional anguish or make miserable.

8. strain, stress, try (verb)

test the limits of.

  • You are trying my patience!.
Synonyms: strain, stress
Hypernyms

afflict verb
cause great unhappiness for; distress.

Hyponyms

rack verb
stretch to the limits.

9. try, render (verb)

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

  • try the yak butter.
  • render fat in a casserole.
Synonyms: render
Hypernyms

melt, melt down, run verb
reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.

10. try on, try (verb)

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

  • Try on this sweater to see how it looks.
Synonyms: try on
Hypernyms

Don, put on, get into, assume, wear verb
put clothing on one's body.

Nearby Terms

try for (verb)
make an attempt at achieving something

try on (verb)
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

try out (verb)
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

try square (noun)
a square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece

try-on (noun)
putting clothes on to see whether they fit

Trygve Halvden Lie (noun)
Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

Trygve Lie (noun)
Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

trying (adjective satellite)
hard to endure

trying on (noun)
putting clothes on to see whether they fit

tryout (noun)
trying something to find out about it

Trypetidae (noun)
fruit flies; some leaf miners

trypsin (noun)
an enzyme of pancreatic origin; catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to smaller polypeptide units

trypsinogen (noun)
inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine

tryptophan (noun)
an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin

tryptophane (noun)
an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin