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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 in a Sentence

a tried and trusted friend a tried method for catching sport fish
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First Known Use of tried

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tried

Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test

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“Tried.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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