tried

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tried

adjective \ˈtrīd\

: found to be good or effective through use or testing

Full Definition of TRIED

1
:  found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing <a tried recipe>
2
:  subjected to trials or distress <a kind but much-tried father>

Examples of TRIED

  1. a tried and trusted friend
  2. <a tried method for catching sport fish>

Origin of TRIED

Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test
First Known Use: 15th century

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