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trying


 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  try 
 
  5  of  9  senses  of  try 
 
  Sense  1 
  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay 
  =>  take  a  dare,  pick  up  the  gauntlet 
  =>  fight,  struggle 
  =>  grope 
  =>  endeavor,  endeavour,  strive 
  =>  give  it  a  whirl,  give  it  a  try 
  =>  gamble,  chance,  risk,  hazard,  take  chances,  adventure,  run  a  risk,  take  a  chance 
  =>  risk,  put  on  the  line  lay  on  the  line 
 
  Sense  2 
  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay 
  =>  control,  verify 
  =>  float 
  =>  field-test 
 
  Sense  3 
  judge,  adjudicate,  try 
  =>  court-martial 
 
  Sense  5 
  hear,  try 
  =>  rehear,  retry 
 
  Sense  7 
  try  strain,  stress 
  =>  rack 
 
  Troponyms  (hyponyms)  of  verb  try 
 
  5  of  9  senses  of  try 
 
  Sense  1 
  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay 
  =>  take  a  dare,  pick  up  the  gauntlet 
  =>  fight,  struggle 
  =>  tug,  labor,  labour,  push  drive 
  =>  strive,  reach,  strain 
  =>  overstrain 
  =>  extend  oneself 
  =>  kill  oneself,  overexert  oneself 
  =>  trouble  oneself,  trouble,  bother,  inconvenience  oneself 
  =>  flounder 
  =>  grope 
  =>  endeavor,  endeavour,  strive 
  =>  struggle 
  =>  scuffle,  tussle 
  =>  wrestle 
  =>  mudwrestle 
  =>  take  pains,  be  at  pains 
  =>  buck 
  =>  give  it  a  whirl,  give  it  a  try 
  =>  gamble,  chance,  risk,  hazard,  take  chances,  adventure,  run  a  risk,  take  a  chance 
  =>  luck  it  luck  through 
  =>  risk,  put  on  the  line  lay  on  the  line 
  =>  venture,  hazard,  adventure,  stake,  jeopardize 
  =>  bell  the  cat 
 
  Sense  2 
  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay 
  =>  control,  verify 
  =>  float 
  =>  field-test 
 
  Sense  3 
  judge,  adjudicate,  try 
  =>  court-martial 
 
  Sense  5 
  hear,  try 
  =>  rehear,  retry 
 
  Sense  7 
  try  strain,  stress 
  =>  rack 
 
  Entailment  of  verb  try 
 
 
  Synonyms/Hypernyms  (Ordered  by  Frequency)  of  verb  try 
 
  9  senses  of  try 
 
  Sense  1 
  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay 
  =>  act  move 
  Also  See->  try  out#1 
 
  Sense  2 
  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay 
  =>  judge 
 
  Sense  3 
  judge,  adjudicate,  try 
  =>  decide,  make  up  one's  mind,  determine 
 
  Sense  4 
  sample,  try  try  out  taste 
  =>  consume,  ingest,  take  in  take  have 
 
  Sense  5 
  hear,  try 
  =>  probe,  examine 
 
  Sense  6 
  try 
  =>  pain,  anguish,  hurt 
 
  Sense  7 
  try  strain,  stress 
  =>  afflict 
 
  Sense  8 
  try  render 
  =>  melt,  run,  melt  down 
 
  Sense  9 
  try  on  try 
  =>  wear,  put  on  get  into  don,  assume 
 
  Familiarity  of  verb  try 
 
  try  used  as  a  verb  is  familiar  (polysemy  count  =  9) 
 
  Synonyms  (Grouped  by  Similarity  of  Meaning)  of  verb  try 
 
  Sense  1 
  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay 
  =>  act  move 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  2 
  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay 
  =>  judge 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  3 
  judge,  adjudicate,  try 
  =>  decide,  make  up  one's  mind,  determine 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  4 
  sample,  try  try  out  taste 
  =>  consume,  ingest,  take  in  take  have 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  5 
  hear,  try 
  =>  probe,  examine 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  6 
  try 
  =>  pain,  anguish,  hurt 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  7 
  try  strain,  stress 
  =>  afflict 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  8 
  try  render 
  =>  melt,  run,  melt  down 
  -------------- 
 
  Sense  9 
  try  on  try 
  =>  wear,  put  on  get  into  don,  assume 
  -------------- 
 
  Grep  of  noun  trying 
  trying  on 
 
  Overview  of  verb  try 
 
  The  verb  try  has  9  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (345)  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay  --  (make  an  effort  or  attempt;  "He  tried  to  shake  off  his  fears";  "The  infant  had  essayed  a  few  wobbly  steps";  "The  police  attempted  to  stop  the  thief";  "He  sought  to  improve  himself";  "She  always  seeks  to  do  good  in  the  world") 
  2.  (16)  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay  --  (put  to  the  test,  as  for  its  quality,  or  give  experimental  use  to  "This  approach  has  been  tried  with  good  results";  "Test  this  recipe") 
  3.  (4)  judge,  adjudicate,  try  --  (put  on  trial  or  sit  as  the  judge  at  the  trial  of  "The  football  star  was  tried  for  the  murder  of  his  wife";  "The  judge  tried  both  father  and  son  in  separate  trials") 
  4.  (2)  sample,  try  try  out  taste  --  (take  a  sample  of  "Try  these  new  crackers";  "Sample  the  regional  dishes") 
  5.  hear,  try  --  (examine  or  hear  (evidence  or  a  case)  by  judicial  process;  "The  jury  had  heard  all  the  evidence";  "The  case  will  be  tried  in  California") 
  6.  try  --  (give  pain  or  trouble  to  "I've  been  sorely  tried  by  these  students") 
  7.  try  strain,  stress  --  (test  the  limits  of  "You  are  trying  my  patience!") 
  8.  try  render  --  (melt  (fat,  lard,  etc.)  in  order  to  separate  out  impurities;  "try  the  yak  butter";  "render  fat  in  a  casserole") 
  9.  try  on  try  --  (put  on  a  garment  in  order  to  see  whether  it  fits  and  looks  nice;  "Try  on  this  sweater  to  see  how  it  looks") 
 
  Overview  of  adj  trying 
 
  The  adj  trying  has  2  senses  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (2)  trying  --  (hard  to  endure;  "fell  upon  trying  times") 
  2.  nerve-racking,  nerve-wracking,  stressful,  trying  --  (extremely  irritating  to  the  nerves;  "nerve-racking  noise";  "the  stressful  days  before  a  war";  "a  trying  day  at  the  office") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  trying 
 
  2  senses  of  trying 
 
  Sense  1 
  trying 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  difficult)  ->  easy 
 
  Sense  2 
  nerve-racking,  nerve-wracking,  stressful,  trying 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  disagreeable)  ->  agreeable 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  trying 
 
  2  senses  of  trying 
 
  Sense  1 
  trying 
  =>  difficult  (vs.  easy),  hard 
 
  Sense  2 
  nerve-racking,  nerve-wracking,  stressful,  trying 
  =>  disagreeable  (vs.  agreeable) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  trying 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  trying 
 
  trying  used  as  an  adjective  is  rare  (polysemy  count  =  2) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  trying 
  trying 
 
  Overview  of  verb  try 
 
  The  verb  try  has  9  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (345)  try  seek,  attempt,  essay,  assay  --  (make  an  effort  or  attempt;  "He  tried  to  shake  off  his  fears";  "The  infant  had  essayed  a  few  wobbly  steps";  "The  police  attempted  to  stop  the  thief";  "He  sought  to  improve  himself";  "She  always  seeks  to  do  good  in  the  world") 
  2.  (16)  test,  prove,  try  try  out  examine,  essay  --  (put  to  the  test,  as  for  its  quality,  or  give  experimental  use  to  "This  approach  has  been  tried  with  good  results";  "Test  this  recipe") 
  3.  (4)  judge,  adjudicate,  try  --  (put  on  trial  or  sit  as  the  judge  at  the  trial  of  "The  football  star  was  tried  for  the  murder  of  his  wife";  "The  judge  tried  both  father  and  son  in  separate  trials") 
  4.  (2)  sample,  try  try  out  taste  --  (take  a  sample  of  "Try  these  new  crackers";  "Sample  the  regional  dishes") 
  5.  hear,  try  --  (examine  or  hear  (evidence  or  a  case)  by  judicial  process;  "The  jury  had  heard  all  the  evidence";  "The  case  will  be  tried  in  California") 
  6.  try  --  (give  pain  or  trouble  to  "I've  been  sorely  tried  by  these  students") 
  7.  try  strain,  stress  --  (test  the  limits  of  "You  are  trying  my  patience!") 
  8.  try  render  --  (melt  (fat,  lard,  etc.)  in  order  to  separate  out  impurities;  "try  the  yak  butter";  "render  fat  in  a  casserole") 
  9.  try  on  try  --  (put  on  a  garment  in  order  to  see  whether  it  fits  and  looks  nice;  "Try  on  this  sweater  to  see  how  it  looks") 
 
  Overview  of  adj  trying 
 
  The  adj  trying  has  2  senses  (first  1  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (2)  trying  --  (hard  to  endure;  "fell  upon  trying  times") 
  2.  nerve-racking,  nerve-wracking,  stressful,  trying  --  (extremely  irritating  to  the  nerves;  "nerve-racking  noise";  "the  stressful  days  before  a  war";  "a  trying  day  at  the  office") 



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