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1. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] make an effort or attempt.

Synonyms

  • grope
  • give it a whirl
  • pick up the gauntlet
  • take chances
  • strive
  • act
  • assay
  • seek
  • essay
  • gamble
  • attempt
  • give it a try
  • move
  • lay on the line
  • take a dare
  • chance
  • hazard
  • have a go
  • take a chance
  • endeavour
  • risk
  • endeavor
  • run a risk
  • put on the line
  • fight
  • adventure

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • malfunction
  • unearned run
  • earned run

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Try

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • standby
  • semidry
  • resupply
  • private-eye
  • misapply
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • reply
  • nearby
  • nankai

Example sentences of the word try


1. Verb, base form
You can expect to try it a few times before you get it right.

2. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word try


1. Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.
- Lady Gaga

2. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

3. I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is.
- Johnny Ramone

2. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • verify
  • examine
  • try out
  • control
  • field-test
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • essay
  • test
  • float

Antonyms

  • confine
  • idle
  • integrate
  • outside

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

3. try

noun. ['ˈtraɪ'] earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.

Synonyms

  • stab
  • activity
  • battle
  • liberation
  • pass
  • seeking
  • pains
  • run
  • part
  • whirl
  • effort
  • best
  • squeeze
  • offer
  • share
  • essay
  • attempt
  • test
  • shot
  • crack
  • contribution
  • fling
  • takeover attempt
  • striving
  • play
  • strain
  • go
  • worst
  • nisus
  • endeavour
  • endeavor
  • trial
  • squeeze play
  • bid
  • foray
  • batting
  • mug's game
  • power play

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • best
  • make peace
  • defend

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

4. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.

Synonyms

  • court-martial
  • judge
  • adjudicate
  • decide
  • make up one's mind

Antonyms

  • stay
  • running
  • stand still
  • ebb

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

5. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] take a sample of.

Synonyms

  • try out
  • ingest
  • have
  • taste
  • take in
  • consume
  • take
  • sample

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • keep down

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

6. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice.

Synonyms

  • don
  • assume
  • wear
  • get into
  • try on

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

7. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities.

Synonyms

  • run
  • render
  • melt

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

8. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process.

Synonyms

  • probe
  • examine
  • retry
  • hear

Antonyms

  • recede
  • fail
  • appear
  • prevent

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

9. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] give pain or trouble to.

Synonyms

  • pain
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)

10. try

verb. ['ˈtraɪ'] test the limits of.

Synonyms

  • rack
  • strain
  • afflict

Antonyms

  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • trien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • trier (Anglo-Norman)
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