Dictionary Results for tried


1. try - 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"

Synonym(s): seek, attempt, essay, assay

Hypernym(s): act, move




2. try - 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"

Synonym(s): test, prove, try_out, examine, essay

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge




3. 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"

Synonym(s): judge, adjudicate

Hypernym(s): decide, make_up_one%27s_mind, determine




4. try - verb

· take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

Synonym(s): sample, try_out, taste

Hypernym(s): consume, ingest, take_in, take, have




5. 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"

Synonym(s): hear

Hypernym(s): probe, examine




6. try - verb

· give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"

Hypernym(s): pain, anguish, hurt




7. try - verb

· test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"

Synonym(s): strain, stress

Hypernym(s): afflict




8. try - verb

· melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"

Synonym(s): render

Hypernym(s): melt, run, melt_down




9. 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"

Synonym(s): try_on

Hypernym(s): wear, put_on, get_into, don, assume




10. tried - adjective

· tested and proved useful or correct; "a tested method"

Synonym(s): tested, well-tried




11. tried - adjective

· tested and proved to be reliable

Synonym(s): tested, time-tested, tried_and_true





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