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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. Jim Wallace:

    It’s like having a college professor say, ‘I’m going to read your essay and if I don’t like it, I’m going to give it back to you,’.

  2. Jim Wallace:

    It is absurd that people should have to write an essay to the town to explain why they should be able to exercise their constitutional rights, we already have a very strict set of gun laws in the state, but this is way over the top.

  3. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  4. 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.

  5. Attorney David Jensen:

    The question right now is what they actually do, our initial response to that would be that the Second Amendment secures the right to keep and bear arms. You really shouldn’t be required to write an essay explaining why you would like to exercise this fundamental right.


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