HyperDic: try

English > 10 senses of the word try:
VERBsocialtry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
socialtry, test, prove, try out, examine, essayput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
socialtry, judge, adjudicateput on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
consumptiontry, sample, try out, tastetake a sample of
socialtry, hearexamine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
emotiontrygive pain or trouble to
emotiontry, strain, stresstest the limits of
changetry, rendermelt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
bodytry, try onput on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
NOUNacttry, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavourearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
try > pronunciation
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English > try: 10 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something.
Example "she gave it a good try"
Synonymsattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour
Narrowerbatting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
bestThe supreme effort one can make
bid, playAn attempt to get something
contribution, part, shareThe part played by a person in bringing about a result
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offerA usually brief attempt
essayA tentative attempt
forayAn initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
liberationThe attempt to achieve equal rights or status
mug's gameA futile or unprofitable endeavor / endeavor
power play, squeeze play, squeezeAn aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
seekingAn attempt to acquire or gain something
shot, stabinformal words / words for any attempt or effort
shotAn attempt to score in a game / game
striving, nisus, pains, strainAn effortful attempt to attain a goal / goal
struggle, battleAn energetic attempt to achieve something
takeover attemptAn attempt to take control of a corporation
test, trial, runThe act of testing something
test, trialThe act of undergoing testing
worstThe weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalanconat, intent, temptativa
Spanishintento, tentativa
Verbstrymake an effort or attempt
English > try: 10 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake an effort or attempt.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey try to move
Synonymsseek, attempt, essay, assay
Entailed bysucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Narrowerendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
fight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
give it a whirl, give it a trytry
gropeSearch blindly or uncertainly
have a go, give it a trymake an attempt at something
risk, put on the line, lay on the lineexpose to a chance of loss or damage
take a dare, pick up the gauntletBe dared to do something and attempt it
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
See alsotry output to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
Catalanintentar
Spanishbuscar, ensayar, intentar, pretender, tratar
Nounstrierone who tries
tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
English > try: 10 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstest, prove, try out, examine, essay
Narrowercontrol, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
field-testtest something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
floatcirculate or discuss tentatively
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Spanishensayar, examinar, probar
Nounstrialthe act of undergoing testing
trierone who tries
English > try: 10 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningput on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to try the prisoners
Synonymsjudge, adjudicate
Narrowercourt-martialsubject to trial by court-martial
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Spanishjuzgar
Nounstrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
trierone (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
English > try: 10 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningTake a sample of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey try more bread
Example"Try these new crackers"
Synonymssample, try out, taste
Narrowerdegusttaste with relish
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Catalantastar
Spanishcatar, degustar, paladear, probar
Nounstrialtrying something to find out about it
trierone who tries
English > try: 10 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningExamine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymhear
Narrowerrehear, retryhear or try a court case anew
Broaderprobe, examineQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely
Spanishjuzgar
Nounstrierone (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
English > try: 10 senses > verb 6, emotion
MeaningGive pain or trouble to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot try Sue
Broaderpain, anguish, hurtCause emotional anguish / anguish or make miserable
Spanishcansar
Nounstrialan annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
English > try: 10 senses > verb 7, emotion
MeaningTest the limits of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"You are trying my patience!"
Synonymsstrain, stress
Narrowerrackstretch to the limits / limits
BroaderafflictCause great unhappiness for
English > try: 10 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmelt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"try the yak butter"
Synonymrender
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broadermelt, run, melt downReduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
Catalanfondre
English > try: 10 senses > verb 9, body
MeaningPut on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey try the cape
Example"Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
Synonymtry on
Broaderwear, put on, get into, don, assumePut clothing on one's body
Catalanemprovar-se
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