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

9 senses of try

Sense 1
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")
          Phrasal Verb-> try out#1

Sense 2
test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 3
judge, adjudicate, try -- (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")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 4
sample, try, try out, taste -- (take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 5
hear, try -- (examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California")
       => probe, examine -- (question or examine thoroughly and closely)

Sense 6
try -- (give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students")
       => pain, anguish, hurt -- (cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school")

Sense 7
try, strain, stress -- (test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!")
       => afflict -- (cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents")

Sense 8
try, render -- (melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole")
       => melt, run, melt down -- (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun")

Sense 9
try on, try -- (put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks")
       => wear, put on, get into, don, assume -- (put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans")

Antonyms of adj trying

2 senses of trying

Sense 1
trying -- (hard to endure; "fell upon trying times")

INDIRECT (VIA difficult) -> easy -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 2
nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying -- (extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office")

INDIRECT (VIA disagreeable) -> agreeable -- (conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature; "Is the plan agreeable to you?"; "he's an agreeable fellow"; "My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli; "an agreeable manner")

Similarity of adj trying

2 senses of trying

Sense 1
trying -- (hard to endure; "fell upon trying times")
       => difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 2
nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying -- (extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office")
       => disagreeable (vs. agreeable) -- (not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation")

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