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Synonyms for essay
ˈɛs eɪ or, for 3,5 , ɛˈseɪ; ɛˈseɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. essay(noun)

    an analytic or interpretive literary composition

  2. essay(verb)

    a tentative attempt

  3. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay(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, examine, search, stress, adjudicate, strain, seek, look for, assay, try out, try, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, set about, undertake, sample, judge, render

  4. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay(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"

    Synonyms:
    audition, rise, analyze, leaven, try, sample, show, testify, establish, test, evidence, try out, study, examine, see, seek, try on, probe, quiz, attempt, raise, adjudicate, render, prove, shew, judge, screen, taste, turn out, demonstrate, turn up, experiment, strain, analyse, stress, hear, canvass, assay, canvas, bear witness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. essay(v)

    To attempt is to take action somewhat experimentally with the hope and purpose of accomplishing a certain result; to endeavor is to attempt strenuously and with firm and enduring purpose. To attempt expresses a single act; to endeavor, a continuous exertion; we say I will endeavor (not I will attempt) while I live. To attempt is with the view of accomplishing; to essay, with a view of testing our own powers. To undertake is to accept or take upon oneself as an obligation, as some business, labor, or trust; the word often implies complete assurance of success; as, I will undertake to produce the witness. To strive suggests little of the result, much of toil, strain, and contest, in seeking it; I will strive to fulfil your wishes, i. e., I will spare no labor and exertion to do it. Try is the most comprehensive of these words. The original idea of testing or experimenting is not thought of when a man says "I will try." To attempt suggests giving up, if the thing is not accomplished at a stroke; to try implies using other means and studying out other ways if not at first successful. Endeavor is more mild and formal; the pilot in the burning pilot-house does not say "I will endeavor" or "I will attempt to hold the ship to her course," but "I'll try, sir!"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, endeavor, strive, try, undertake

    Antonyms:
    abandon, dismiss, drop, give up, let go, neglect, omit, overlook, pass by, throw away, throw over, throw up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. essay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, try, endeavor

  2. essay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, trial, endeavor, effort, struggle, aim

  3. essay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tract, dissertation, treatise, disquisition, brief discourse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. essay(n)

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, article, disquisition, thesis, attempt, effort, trial

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dissertation, test, trial, drafting, composition, testing

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How to use essay in a sentence?

  1. Camp Gyno ':

    Camp Gyno ''s clearly got a nickname for life. It'll probably be the beginning of Camp Gyno ' college essay as well, camp Gyno ''s embraced it, but Camp Gyno ''s moved on.

  2. Miguel Proenca:

    There could not be a more interesting time to explore the issue of the European borders, and obviously the refugee crisis and the terrorist attacks gave a different meaning to the project we are developing, because we decided to focus on the domestic borders, in the larger picture, the questions that we were asking ourselves and the essay raised is still the same and is about the identity of Europe: the multiculturalism, citizenship, economy, different speeds of growing, communitarian isolation and discrimination.

  3. Marya Mannes:

    But the silly male fool is often unaware of how much a look,a touch, a word can hold for a woman.Nor does he seem to have any idea at all of the degree to which their absence can make her cross,resentful ,tiresome." This is from her essay "The Power Men have over Women

  4. Zeke Smith:

    We started having conversations all the way back in Fiji nine months ago about the care with which this episode was going to be handled, i came to Jeff [Probst] and asked if I could write a personal essay about what happened and he immediately said yes.

  5. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.


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