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2 archaic an effort to do or accomplish something
  • the poem about a frustrated man's last assay at greatness

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Synonyms & Antonyms of assay (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to identify and examine the basic elements or parts of (something) especially for discovering interrelationships
  • the company assayed a sample of the rock to see if it contained gold in quantities worth mining

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2 to make an effort to do
  • assaying the task of writing his autobiography

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The first known use of assay was in the 14th century

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“Assay.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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