Definitions of try

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  5. examine or hear ( evidence or a case) by judicial process; " The jury had heard all the evidence"; " The case will be tried in California"
  6. melt ( fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; " try the yak butter"; " render fat in a casserole"
  7. take a sample of; " Try these new crackers"; " Sample the regional dishes"
  8. test the limits of; " You are trying my patience!"
  9. put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; " Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
  10. give pain or trouble to; " I've been sorely tried by these students"
  11. To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
  12. To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions.
  13. To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
  14. To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
  15. To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.
  16. To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal.
  17. To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions.
  18. To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.
  19. To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.
  20. To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.
  21. To do; to fare; as, how do you try!
  22. A screen, or sieve, for grain.
  23. Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
  24. Refined; select; excellent; choice.
  25. To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; - frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good.
  26. In Rugby and Northern Union football, a score ( counting three points) made by grounding the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line; - so called because it entitles the side making it to a place kick for a goal ( counting two points more if successful)
  27. 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.
  28. To endeavor; to make an effort; to try an experiment.
  29. An attempt; an effort; a test.
  30. Tried.
  31. Trying.
  32. 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.
  33. To endeavor: to make an effort:- pa. t. and pa. p. tried.
  34. TRIER.
  35. To endeavor.
  36. To test; examine carefully; investigate judicially; purify; attempt.
  37. To test; experiment with; put on trial.
  38. To undertake; attempt; endeavor.
  39. To strain; distress; afflict.
  40. To put forth effort; attempt; endeavor.
  41. A trial. To try on, to fit on an article of dress. To try out, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained.
  42. To examine; to prove by experiment; to experience; to prove by or act upon as a test; to examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; to attempt; to purify; to refine; to use as means; to strain.
  43. To endeavour; to make an effort; to show.
  44. 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.

Antonyms for try


Quotes of try

  1. I try to always stretch myself to fit the characters that have been presented. – Kathy Bates
  2. If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging. – Alan Bennett
  3. Although, I think you look back and you try to learn from your mistakes. – Jerry Bruckheimer
  4. We try to recruit good players and good people. – Tim Buckley
  5. Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences. – Guy Burgess
  6. The only failure is not to try – George Clooney
  7. And for me the only way to live life is to grab the bull by the horns and call up recording studios and set dates to go in recording studios. To try and accomplish something. – John Frusciante
  8. But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things. – Jerry Harrison
  9. So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. – Lee Iacocca
  10. I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me. – Angelina Jolie
  11. Geologists don't do that! We go out in the field and observe, and then we can try to make a model with computerization; but it's not the first thing. – Nils-Axel Morner
  12. I try to find what is closest to me in the character. There's many sides to personality, but it's a matter of, do you entertain those specific areas of your personality, or are you afraid to entertain them? – Corin Nemec
  13. I guess my tendency is to think essentially that the new wrinkles won't do the job if the old major idea didn't, and so you have to try something different. Then maybe they can all be combined in some coherent piece. – Robert Nozick
  14. I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record. – Smokey Robinson
  15. I think Dwight loves being number two. I don't think he has any desire to be number one. He wants to be number two no matter where he goes. It's like Avis. 'We try harder.' That's Dwight. – Rainn Wilson

Usage examples for try

  1. " You can understand right enough if you'll try – The Reverberator by Henry James
  2. Then that's the thing to try to do! – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  3. Never try to do it again. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  4. He certainly didn't try to win it. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  5. I would try it on, and like that we should be sure that it was right. – Bijou by Gyp
  6. But he didn't try – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  7. And are you going to try this? – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. " Try to remember that. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. Try to sleep- that will be better for you! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  10. I doubt if you ever did try ' said Wych Hazel. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  11. Now come and try – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  12. " Let me have a try he said. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. I'll try it to- night." – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. Try it yourself and see how you feel. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  15. I don't see why we should not have a try – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  16. Let him try it if he dare. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  17. Don't try to talk; I want you to sleep. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  18. And I would not try to guess- would you? – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. I don't wish to try – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  20. I don't think I can say it, but I'll try – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers

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