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
Recent Examples of tried from the Web
University of California President Janet Napolitano on Tuesday used a tried-and-true deflective strategy when grilled by legislators in Sacramento about a scathing audit of her office and the furor surrounding it.
Amazon used some tried-and-true tactics, the WSJ’s Newley Purnell reporters, including building state-of-the-art warehouses.
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Origin and Etymology of tried
Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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: found to be good or effective through use or testing
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