To attempt. Followed by infinitive.
I gave unicycling a try but I couldn’t do it.
To separate (precious metal etc.) from the ore by melting; to purify, refine.
I gave sushi a try but I didn’t like it.
A score in rugby, analogous to a touchdown in American football.
Today I scored my first try.
To taste, sample, etc.
Try this—you’ll love it.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Castigate and chastise refer strictly to corporal punishment, tho both are somewhat archaic; correct and punish are often used as euphemisms in preference to either. Punish is distinctly retributive in sense; chastise, partly retributive, and partly corrective; chasten, wholly corrective. Chasten is used exclusively in the spiritual sense, and chiefly of the visitation of God.
"We are chastened of the Lord," 1 Cor. xi, 32; "they ... chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit," Heb. xii, 10; "chasten in thy hot displeasure," Ps. iv, 7; chasten with pain; by trials and sorrows.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryverb
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"
try, seek, attempt, essay, assayverb
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"
test, prove, try, try out, examine, essayverb
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
audition, rise, analyze, leaven, sample, show, testify, establish, test, evidence, try out, study, examine, see, seek, try on, probe, quiz, attempt, essay, raise, adjudicate, render, prove, shew, judge, screen, taste, turn out, demonstrate, turn up, experiment, strain, analyse, stress, hear, canvass, assay, canvas, bear witness
judge, adjudicate, tryverb
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"
attempt, examine, guess, pass judgment, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, gauge, test, label, settle, assay, try out, prove, estimate, resolve, taste, pronounce, hear, evaluate, approximate, sample, judge, render, try on, seek, decide
sample, try, try out, tasteverb
take a sample of
"Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
"The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
attempt, take heed, stress, try out, strain, get wind, essay, seek, get word, hear, listen, learn, get a line, prove, test, try on, taste, assay, find out, discover, examine, pick up, adjudicate, sample, judge, render, see
give pain or trouble to
"I've been sorely tried by these students"
try, strain, stressverb
test the limits of
"You are trying my patience!"
punctuate, strive, tense up, deform, sample, essay, filter out, test, try out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, examine, extend, seek, try on, filter, accentuate, separate out, strain, adjudicate, render, prove, emphasise, distort, judge, taste, filtrate, attempt, accent, tense, stress, hear, assay, emphasize
melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
"try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
supply, hand over, sample, essay, return, depict, test, deliver, try out, fork over, fork up, show, examine, picture, stress, seek, try on, give, attempt, turn in, strain, adjudicate, render, provide, prove, judge, yield, taste, fork out, furnish, translate, generate, interpret, hear, assay, submit
try on, tryverb
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
"Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
to do something
"he will try to make that jump at 2:00 o clockSubmitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014
you try to do something you attempt
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How to use try in a sentence?
I think as you get older, it's natural instinct to become a little more careful, you take way more risks when you're a teenager... I just need to get back to playing the game like I was a teenager. Not be careful, not try to be too perfect. Not try to control things that you can't control. Just go out and play your game.
You can work beyond what you thought were your capabilities, if you have the drive and determination to do so, to be honest, I’m intimidated by the idea of zip lining…but I hope I’ll have the opportunity to try it one day.
Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you.
It’s not like they try to steal your wallet or your purse and get your information that way, it’s called targeteering – they identify, ‘OK, we need a list, we need somebody in your State Department,’ or, ‘We need somebody at the United Nations’ … and they do their homework and they study.
I do think he's going to try to reach the American people in a way that tells a story of a very different, optimistic, prospective vision for America, that isn't just the doom and gloom that we tend to get an awful lot of the time on our side.
Translations for try
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- старáцца, паспрабава́ць, спрабава́ць, пастара́ццаBelarusian
- постаравам се, пробвам, опитвамBulgarian
- চেষ্টা করাBengali
- provar, jutjar, intentar, esforçar-se, tractar de, assaig, tastarCatalan, Valencian
- zkusit, zkoušet, pokoušet se, pokusit seCzech
- cais, profi, ceisioWelsh
- afprøve, prøve, forsøge, testeDanish
- versuchen, Versuch, probieren, Gericht, Prozess, kosten, AnlaufGerman
- απόπειρα, δοκιμάζω, δικάζω, προσπαθώ, πειραματίζομαιGreek
- provi, gustumi, testi, procesi, prilaboriEsperanto
- try, juzgar, tratar, probar, ensayo, intentar, prueba, intentoSpanish
- proovima, üritamaEstonian
- آزمودن, چشیدن, کوشیدن, پژوهیدن, چشش, کوششPersian
- kokeilu, maistelu, yrittää, syyttää, kokeilla, koettaa, maistaminenFinnish
- essayer, tester, s'efforcer, tenter, traduire en justice, tentative, essai, tâcher, goûterFrench
- feuch, feuchainnScottish Gaelic
- השתדל, ניסהHebrew
- कोशिश करनाHindi
- próbálja megHungarian
- փորձ, փորձել, փորձարկել, աշխատելArmenian
- mencoba, mencobai, mencicipiIndonesian
- tentare, assaggiare, cercare, meta, prova, tentativo, provareItalian
- 試み, 挑戦する, 試みる, 裁判に掛ける, やってみる, 試す, 努める, トライJapanese
- სინჯვა, ლელო, დაგემოვნება, ცდაGeorgian
- ههوڵ, ههوڵ دان, تام کردن, تام, ئیش لهسهرکردن, تاقی کردنKurdish
- conor, experiorLatin
- cubaan, cubaMalay
- toetsen, proberen, proeven, uitproberen, berechten, pogen, trachtenDutch
- forsøkNorwegian Nynorsk
- stille for retten, forsøke, prøveNorwegian
- próbować, starać się, próbaPolish
- tentar, prova, teste, experimentar, testar, acionar, esforçar-se, autuar, processar, ensaio, tentativa, tryPortuguese
- pruver, pruar, empruvar, provarRomansh
- probă, testa, probare, încercare, tentativă, experimentare, strădui, încerca, se forța, gusta, judecaRomanian
- пыта́ться, стара́ться, попро́бовать, про́бовать, про́ба, попыта́ться, постара́ться, испыта́ть, суди́ть, испы́тывать, попы́ткаRussian
- pokušaj, pokušati, proba, probati, kušati, isprobatiSerbo-Croatian
- pokúsiť sa, pokúšať saSlovak
- prova, testa, försöka, chans, försökSwedish
- ลอง, พยายามThai
- teşebbüs etmek, denemekTurkish
- стара́тися, про́бувати, намага́тисяUkrainian
- cố gắngVietnamese
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