Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun assay

4 senses of assay

Sense 1
assay, check -- (an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress")
       => appraisal, assessment -- (the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth)

Sense 2
assay -- (a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components)
       => substance -- (a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man")

Sense 3
assay -- (a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance)
       => report, study, written report -- (a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale")

Sense 4
assay -- (a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.)
       => test, trial, run -- (the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assay

2 senses of assay

Sense 1
assay -- (analyze (chemical substances))
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 2
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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