Textual thesaurus for "try"

(noun) endeavor, endeavour, effort, attempt

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

(verb) try on

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

Try on this sweater to see how it looks

(verb) render

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

try the yak butter; render fat in a casserole

(verb) try out, taste, sample

take a sample of

Try these new crackers; Sample the regional dishes

(verb) strain, stress

test the limits of

You are trying my patience!

(verb) hear

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

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

(verb) adjudicate, judge

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

(verb) essay, seek, assay, attempt

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

(verb) try out, test, prove, essay, examine

put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

This approach has been tried with good results; Test this recipe