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essay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of essay

  1. 1 a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view <school essays on what it means to be a patriot> Synonyms article, composition, paper, theme Related Words causerie; column, commentary, editorial, feature, report, review, write-up; dissertation, thesis; tract, treatise; discourse, discussion, exposition, prolegomenon, study

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something <my first essay at baking a cake did not go well> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, attempt, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  3. 3 a procedure or operation carried out to resolve an uncertainty <a little homemade essay to determine the easiest way to strip the paint from the bookcase> Synonyms experiment, experimentation, test, trialRelated Words trial and error; dry run, shakedown; exercise, practice (also practise), rehearsal, tryout, workout; crucible, ordeal; attempt, effort, try




essay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of essay

  1. to make an effort to do <he had been in gymnastics for some time before he even considered essaying that move> Synonyms assay, endeavor, attempt, seek, strive, tryRelated Words fight, strain, struggle, toil, trouble, work; aim, aspire, hope; assume, take up, undertakeNear Antonyms drop, give up, quit




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