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assay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of assay

  1. 1 the separation and identification of the parts of a whole a metallurgist did an assay on the metal and determined it contained nickel Synonyms of assay anatomizing, anatomy, analysis, breakdown, deconstruction, dissectionWords Related to assay assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, examination, inspection, investigation, muster, scrutiny; arrangement, assortment, cataloging (or cataloguing), categorization, classification, codification, indexing; enumeration, inventory, itemization, tabulation; division, reduction, segmentation, separation, subdivisionNear Antonyms of assay agglomeration, aggregation, amalgamation, assimilation, coalescence, conglomeration, consolidation, integration, synthesis, unification

  2. 2 archaic  an effort to do or accomplish something the poem about a frustrated man's last assay at greatness Synonyms of assay attempt [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlWords Related to assay striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error


assay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assay

  1. 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 Synonyms of assay anatomize, analyze, break down, cut, deconstruct, dissectWords Related to assay assess, diagnose, evaluate, examine, inspect, investigate, scrutinize; arrange, assort, catalog (or catalogue), categorize, classify, codify, diagram, enumerate, index, order, schematize, sort, tabulate; divide, reduce, segment, separate, subdivideNear Antonyms of assay agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assimilate, coalesce, conglomerate, consolidate, integrate, synthesize, unify

  2. 2 to make an effort to do assaying the task of writing his autobiography Synonyms of assay attempt, endeavor, essay, seek, strive, tryWords Related to assay fight, strain, struggle, toil, trouble, work; aim, aspire, hope; assume, take up, undertakeNear Antonyms of assay drop, give up, quit


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