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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 for "essay":

    dissertation, test, trial, drafting, composition, testing

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How to use essay in a sentence?

  1. 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

  2. Noreen Farrell:

    It’s weird being a public figure talking about all of this stuff because you put a target on your nose, when I wrote that essay I got a lot of support but I also have a Republican family in Kentucky who told me my career was effectively over.

  3. 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.

  4. Mao Zedong:

    Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) -GANG-JAHGRICULTURAL EXPLOSION= IS A TERM I COINED AND CREATED TO SHOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE GROWTH, LEGALIZATION,AND DISTRIBUTION OF GANJA-(MARIJUANA) IN JAMAICA. THIS IS YET ANOTHER WAY FOR BABYLON'S ELITE DOMINATION, AND AN INSTRUMENT OF CONTROL BY THOSE WHO HOLD POLITICAL OFFICES AND INFLUENCE UPON THOSE WHO ARE POOR. THE JAMAICAN RASTAMAN HAS LOST CONTROL OVER HIS SPIRITUAL HERB, AND THE PLAN IS TO REDUCE HIM TO NOTHINGNESS. READ WHAT DETAILS ARE IN THIS ESSAY SHOWN ON ANSWERS.COM WORDPRESS.


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