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To make great efforts; try very hard
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  1. To make great efforts; try very hard
  2. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
  3. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
To try; to work towards a goal.
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  1. To try; to work towards a goal.
To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
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  1. To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
  2. (Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
  3. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
To subject to a test.
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  1. To subject to a test.
  2. To test the nature or quality of; try out
  3. To try; attempt
To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
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  1. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
  2. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
  3. (Informal, former) To work as an undertaker
To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
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  1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  2. To strive in combat; fight
  3. To hold to be a fact; assert
To incur the risk of:
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  1. To incur the risk of:
  2. To incur the risk of
  3. To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
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  1. To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
  2. To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
To win or obtain by argument:
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  1. To win or obtain by argument:
  2. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set:
  3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
To deal with in exhaustive or excessive detail; belabor:
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  1. To deal with in exhaustive or excessive detail; belabor:
  2. To spend too much time and effort on; belabor
  3. To work; toil
(Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
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  1. (Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
  2. To function or operate in the desired or required way:
  3. To have the desired effect or outcome; prove successful:
To strive toward an end or condition:
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  1. To strive toward an end or condition:
  2. To be ambitious (to get or do something, esp. something grand); seek (after)
  3. (Intransitive) To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).
To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
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  1. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
  3. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
To go to; resort to
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  1. To go to; resort to
  2. To try to get or find out by asking or searching
  3. To bend one's efforts toward; aim at; pursue
To undertake to do or solve (something difficult)
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  1. To undertake to do or solve (something difficult)
  2. To deal with (a difficult person)
  3. (Sports) To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), especially by forcing the opponent to the ground.
To expose to danger or risk:
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  1. To expose to danger or risk:
  2. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
  3. (Intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
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  1. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
  2. To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
  3. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
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  1. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
(Idiomatic) To attempt to make a success of it; especially, to attempt to make a living.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To attempt to make a success of it; especially, to attempt to make a living.
(Idiomatic) To reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.
(Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
  2. (Idiomatic) To search thoroughly (for something), looking in every conceivable place.
(Idiomatic) To do whatever is necessary, including extreme or unusual actions; to go to extremes.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To do whatever is necessary, including extreme or unusual actions; to go to extremes.
(Idiomatic, in the imperative) to grant permission for or to give endorsement of a suggestion or proposal, especially when the speaker is not interested in its outcome.
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  1. (Idiomatic, in the imperative) to grant permission for or to give endorsement of a suggestion or proposal, especially when the speaker is not interested in its outcome.
  2. (Idiomatic) To go ahead; to do as one pleases
To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
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  1. To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
  2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To listen to and consider favorably:
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  1. To listen to and consider favorably:
  2. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative:
  3. To perceive (sound) by the ear:
To determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
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  1. To determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
  2. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  3. To act or decide as a judge.
To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
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  1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
  3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
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  1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
  2. To serve as a judge (in or on a dispute or problem)
  3. To hear and decide (a case); adjudge
To influence or determine the outcome of:
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  1. To influence or determine the outcome of:
  2. To cause to reach a decision
  3. To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration:
To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
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  1. To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
  2. To attempt; try:
  3. To attempt
To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
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  1. To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
  2. (Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
  3. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
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  1. 1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
  2. To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort:
  3. (Intransitive) To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously. [from 16th c.]
To test the nature or quality of; try out
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  1. To test the nature or quality of; try out
  2. To subject to a test.
  3. To try; attempt
To go to; resort to
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  1. To go to; resort to
  2. To try; attempt
  3. To bend one's efforts toward; aim at; pursue
To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
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  1. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
  2. To make great efforts; try very hard
  3. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
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  1. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
  2. To make an assay of; test; analyze
  3. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
To subject to a test.
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  1. To subject to a test.
  2. To test the nature or quality of; try out
  3. To make an attempt at; try.
To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
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  1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  2. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
  3. To test or check the condition or health of:
(Printing) To make a sample impression of (type); proof.
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  1. (Printing) To make a sample impression of (type); proof.
  2. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
  3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
To undergo a test.
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  1. To undergo a test.
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To subject to a test; try
(Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
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  1. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
  2. To test something in order to see if it works.
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. An effort or a try.
  3. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
A partial split or break; a fissure.
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  1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. An attempt or try:
The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
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  1. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
  2. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
  3. A difficult exertion of strength or will:
An earnest attempt or effort
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  1. An earnest attempt or effort
  2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
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  1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
(Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
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  1. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  2. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  3. An attempt; an effort:
The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
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  1. The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
  2. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
  3. An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
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  1. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
  2. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
A photograph taken of a particular subject:
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  1. A photograph taken of a particular subject:
  2. A small amount given or applied at one time:
  3. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
The act or process of taking
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  1. The act or process of taking
  2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
  3. An attempt or a try:
A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
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  1. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
  2. The result of such an analysis.
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
(Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
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  1. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  2. A moment; an instant:
  3. A partial split or break; a fissure.
(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  2. The act of going
  3. (Informal) Energy; vitality:
A sudden sensation of anguish or pain
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  1. A sudden sensation of anguish or pain
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
A brief time of unrestrained pleasures or dissipation
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  1. A brief time of unrestrained pleasures or dissipation
  2. (Informal) A usually brief attempt or effort:
  3. (Informal) A trial effort; try
A guess or conjecture
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  1. A guess or conjecture
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. A chance at odds; something to bet on:
A sharp, swift blow.
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  1. A sharp, swift blow.
  2. The sound of this
  3. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
A round of parties, etc., one after another
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  1. A round of parties, etc., one after another
  2. Something, such as a cloud of dust, that whirls or is whirled.
  3. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:

Synonym Study

  • Struggle suggests a violent striving to overcome obstacles or to free oneself from an impediment I struggled to reach the top
  • Strive suggests great, earnest exertion to accomplish something strive to win
  • Essay connotes a tentative experimenting to test the feasibility of something difficult she will not essay the high jump
  • Endeavor suggests exertion and determined effort in the face of difficulties we shall endeavor to recover your loss
  • Attempt , somewhat more formal, suggests a setting out to accomplish something but often connotes failure he had attempted to take his life
  • Try is commonly the simple, direct word for putting forth effort to do something try to come, but specifically it connotes experimentation in testing or proving something I'll try your recipe
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