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try

Synonyms and Antonyms of try

an effort to do or accomplish something
  • was granted another try at the field goal
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try

Synonyms and Antonyms of try

1 to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress
  • You're trying my patience!
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2 to make an effort to do
  • Try to unlock the door.
  • I will try to call later tonight.
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Phrases Synonymous with try

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

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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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