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Synonyms for try
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, travail, exploit, feat, drive, effort, movement, campaign, sweat, attack, cause, enterprise, crusade, exertion, endeavor

  2. 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, essay, seek, look for, assay, try out, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, set about, undertake, sample, judge, render

  3. 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, 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

  4. judge, adjudicate, try(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. sample, try, try out, taste(verb)

    take a sample of

    "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, examine, stress, adjudicate, strain, audition, essay, seek, savour, assay, taste, prove, test, try on, smack, hear, experiment, try out, sample, judge, render, savor

  6. hear, try(verb)

    examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

    "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. try(verb)

    give pain or trouble to

    "I've been sorely tried by these students"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, examine, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, seek, assay, try out, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, sample, judge, render

  8. try, strain, stress(verb)

    test the limits of

    "You are trying my patience!"

    Synonyms:
    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

  9. try, render(verb)

    melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

    "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"

    Synonyms:
    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

  10. try on, try(verb)

    put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

    "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, examine, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, seek, assay, taste, prove, test, try on, hear, try out, sample, judge, render

Wiktionary

  1. try(noun)

    To attempt. Followed by infinitive.

    I gave unicycling a try but I couldn’t do it.

    Synonyms:
    whirl, stab, bash, go, attempt

  2. try(noun)

    To separate (precious metal etc.) from the ore by melting; to purify, refine.

    I gave sushi a try but I didn’t like it.

    Synonyms:
    sampling, tasting, taste

  3. try(verb)

    To make an experiment. Usually followed by a present participle.

    I tried mixing more white paint to get a lighter shade.

    Synonyms:
    touchdown

  4. try(verb)

    To taste, sample, etc.

    Try this—you’ll love it.

    Synonyms:
    sample, taste

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. try

    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.

    Synonyms:
    afflict, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, humble, punish, purify, refine, soften, subdue

    Preposition:
    "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

  1. try

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, strive, aim, examine, test, sound, gauge, probe, fathom

    Antonyms:
    ignore, pretermit, reject, abandon, discard, misexamine, misinvestigate

Editors Contribution

  1. attemp

    to do something

    "he will try to make that jump at 2:00 o clock

    Submitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. try(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    examine, test, prove, make experiment of, make trial of, put to the test, put to proof

  2. try(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    experience, have knowledge of (by trial)

  3. try(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, essay

  4. try(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hear, examine judicially

  5. try(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, strive, aim, seek, make an effort, make essay, do one's best, do all that in one lies, strain every nerve, leave no stone unturned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. try(n)

    Synonyms:
    attempt, essay, trial, experiment, trial

  2. try(v)

    Synonyms:
    test, examine, prove, attempt, essay, endeavor, purify, refine, hear, adjudicate, adjudge, strive, seek, strain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    attempt, seek, endeavour, strive, prosecute, tempt, test, judge, attempting, ytl

How to pronounce try?

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How to say try in sign language?

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How to use try in a sentence?

  1. Eli Roth:

    When people watch a trailer, they’re judging based on two-and-a-half minutes of material, and if it’s Bruce Willis shooting a gun, cut to AC/DC, some people are going to draw that conclusion. What I really try to do more than anything is show it how it really is, and leave it for the audience to decide, one thing I’m very conscious of as a filmmaker in Hollywood is not telling the audience what to think, or how to think, and you can make the same argument about ‘John Wick’ or ‘Taken.’ Any action movie you can say is a pro-gun movie. It’s giving a story that allows people to discuss a difficult subject. In the same way ‘Get Out’ came out, everyone was allowed to discuss race and racism because of the movie.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    We try to balance what we do every day, i'm trying to reach as many voters as possible one-on-one.

  3. Julian Edelman:

    My head was down, just trying to go out and try to win ball games and help the team, tough times don't last, tough people do.

  4. Holly Cekala:

    Every single day of my life I try to give back because I'm alive and I'm grateful. There's 23 million of me out there that are like that too. And we all vote.

  5. Kiwi Venus:

    The week before Wimbledon, I was practicing every day with Peers, so I know him pretty well, (Peers and Kontinen) started out the year well and have been deep in a lot of big tournaments, so we'll come out and play well, and try to take the opportunities that we get.


Translations for try

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  • drieAfrikaans
  • حاولArabic
  • 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
  • tástáilIrish
  • feuch, feuchainnScottish Gaelic
  • השתדל, ניסהHebrew
  • कोशिश करनाHindi
  • փորձ, փորձել, փորձարկել, աշխատելArmenian
  • mencoba, mencobai, mencicipiIndonesian
  • esforcarIdo
  • 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
  • mēģinātLatvian
  • cubaan, cubaMalay
  • forsøkNorwegian
  • 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
  • llaqwayQuechua
  • 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
  • steifülönVolapük

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