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essay

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1 a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view
  • school essays on what it means to be a patriot
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2 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • My first essay at baking a cake did not go well.
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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
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essay

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to make an effort to do
  • He had been in gymnastics for some time before he even considered essaying that move.
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Phrases Synonymous with essay

have a go at, shoot at (or shoot for), try one's hand (at)

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attempt, try, endeavor, essay, strive mean to make an effort to accomplish an end. attempt stresses the initiation or beginning of an effort.
    • will attempt to photograph the rare bird
try is often close to attempt but may stress effort or experiment made in the hope of testing or proving something.
    • tried to determine which was the better procedure
endeavor heightens the implications of exertion and difficulty.
    • endeavored to find crash survivors in the mountains
essay implies difficulty but also suggests tentative trying or experimenting.
    • will essay a dramatic role for the first time
strive implies great exertion against great difficulty and specifically suggests persistent effort.
    • continues to strive for peace


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