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try

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of try

  1. an effort to do or accomplish something was granted another try at the field goal Synonyms of try assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, attempt, whack, whirlWords Related to try striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error


try

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of try

  1. 1 to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress you're trying my patience Synonyms of try strain, stretch, tax, test Words Related to try demand, exact, importune, press, pressure, push; aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get (to), gnaw (at), grate, harass, harry, hassle, irk, irritate, nettle, pain, peeve, pester, rile, spite, vex

  2. 2 to make an effort to do try to unlock the door will try to call later tonight Synonyms of try assay, endeavor, essay, seek, strive, attemptWords Related to try fight, strain, struggle, toil, trouble, work; aim, aspire, hope; assume, take up, undertakeNear Antonyms of try drop, give up, quit

Synonym Discussion of try

afflict, try, torment, torture, rack mean to inflict on a person something that is hard to bear. afflict is a general term and applies to the causing of pain or suffering or of acute annoyance, embarrassment, or any distress.
    • ills that afflict the elderly
try suggests imposing something that strains the powers of endurance or of self-control.
    • children often try their parents' patience
torment suggests persecution or the repeated inflicting of suffering or annoyance.
    • a horse tormented by flies
torture adds the implication of causing unbearable pain or suffering.
    • tortured by a sense of guilt
rack stresses straining or wrenching.
    • a body racked by pain

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