Synonyms for try

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : trahy
Phonetic Transcription : traɪ

Top 10 synonyms for try Other synonyms for the word try

Définition of try

Origin :
  • c.1300, "examine judiciously, sit in judgment of," from Anglo-French trier (late 13c.), from Old French trier "to pick out, cull" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is "separate out (the good) by examination." Meaning "to test" is first recorded mid-14c.; that of "attempt to do" is from early 14c. Sense of "to subject to some strain" (of patience, endurance, etc.) is recorded from 1530s. Trying "distressing" is first attested 1718. To try (something) on for size in the figurative sense is recorded from 1956.
  • noun attempt
  • verb attempt
  • verb experiment, test
  • verb bother, afflict
  • verb bring before a judge
Example sentences :
  • My dear, don't fail to try them, they're exquisitely perfect!
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • At any rate, I won't be coward enough to try to hide it from her.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "Better not try to describe her—while I'm by, you know," said Mrs. Drelmer, sympathetically.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But do try to believe, at the same time, that my own selfishness has been a kindness to you.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The past slid from him so easily, he forgot even to try to forget.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Try as she might she could think of no effectual way to begin.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • And now I will try if any repose will fall to my lot for the remainder of this night.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • We cannot expect to make everyone our friend, but we can try to make no one our enemy.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Running the car into the shadow of a ruined house, I try to sleep.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for try

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