Results for try

Definitions of try:

part of speech: verb transitive

To test: to sift: to prove by experiment: to purify: to examine judicially: to examine carefully: to experience: to attmept: to use as means: to put to severe trial, cause suffering to.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To endeavor; to make an effort; to try an experiment.

part of speech: noun

An attempt; an effort; a test.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To endeavor: to make an effort:- pa. t. and pa. p. tried.

part of speech: verb

To attempt; to endeavour; to make or use exertion in order to perform; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment; to examine; to bring before a tribunal or into a court of law; to examine judicially by witnesses; to purify or refine.

part of speech: verb transitive

To prove by experiment; test; as, prove; make a test of; purify or refine, as metals; melt out, as fat; put through a trial or test; examine judicially; subject to strain; as, the light tries the eyes; subject to trouble or affliction; as, a sadly tried people; decide, as by argument, contest, etc.; attempt to do; use as an experiment.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun


Usage examples for try:

  • I'll try then, to make use of that. "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan
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