Pronunciation of Try
/tɹˈa͡ɪ/, /tɹˈa‍ɪ/, /t_ɹ_ˈaɪ/

Synonyms for try:

Sense 1 (noun)

affirm, allow, appeal, appear, arraign, aspire, bring, buckle down, call, cite, claim, contend, contest, go after, go all out, labor, propose, risk, speculate, tackle, venture, work, wrangle, knock oneself out, lay to, shoot at, bring before.

Sense 2 (noun)

chase, push, stand, trial run.

Sense 3 (noun)

struggle, try for, press for, push for, bring to the test, make trial of.

Sense 4 (noun)

consume, eat, have, ingest, manage, take, touch.

Sense 5 (noun)

check up on, delve, dig, gather, look into, look up, scout, follow up.

Sense 6 (noun)

challenge, pilot, put through, crash-test, put someone/something to the test.

Sense 7 (noun)

go through, hunt down, scavenge, seek out, look out for, pick through, search out.

Sense 8 (noun)

force, open up, pry, undo, unfold, unlock, unscrew, burst open, crack something open.

attempt (noun)

bid, dab, effort, endeavor, essay, fling, go, jab, pop, shot, slap, stab, striving, struggle, trial, undertaking, whack, whirl, crack, all one's got, best shot.

rugby (noun)

conversion, convert, fifteen, lock, prop, place kick, Australian Rules football, conversion kick, fly half, line-out.

try (noun)

adjudicate, assay, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, essay, hear, judge, render, sample, seek, strain, stress, taste, try out.

attempt (verb)

aim, aspire, attack, bear down, chip away at, compete, contend, contest, do one's best, go after, go all out, go for, labor, propose, risk, seek, shoot for, speculate, strive, tackle, undertake, venture, work, wrangle, have a go, exert oneself, knock oneself out, vie for, lift a finger, drive for, have a crack, have a shot, have a stab, have a whack, make a bid, make a pass at, make an attempt, make an effort, put oneself out.

bother, afflict (verb)

agonize, annoy, crucify, distress, excruciate, harass, inconvenience, irk, irritate, martyr, pain, plague, rack, strain, stress, tax, tire, torment, torture, trouble, upset, vex, weary, wring.

bring before a judge (verb)

adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, hear, referee, give a hearing, sit in judgment.

capture (verb)


change (verb)

render, try.

criticize (verb)


emotion (verb)


endeavor (verb)


expand (verb)

spread oneself thin.

experiment (verb)

analyze, assay, benchmark, check, determine, experiment, investigate, probe, prove, research, test, verify.

experiment, test (verb)

appraise, assay, check, check out, evaluate, examine, inspect, investigate, judge, prove, sample, scrutinize, taste, try out, weigh, put to the test, put to the proof.

punish (verb)

afflict, agonize, anguish, avenge, burden, castigate, chasten, chastise, confine, correct, crucify, discipline, distress, execute, fine, imprison, incarcerate, judge, lambaste, penalize, persecute, pillory, punish, reprise, sentence, torture, Keelhaul.

venture (verb)

take a chance.

Sense 1

bite off, dare, dine, dine in, dine out, eat, eat in, eat out, fill up, fumble, gambit, get-up-and-go, ingest, live on, ramrod, shoot for, specialize, sup, trial run, try for, tug-of-war, uncork, unscrew, hammer away, take a shot at, try out for, buck for, chase down, crash-test, dine on, grasp at, press for, rearguard action, test out, work toward.

Sense 2

assertive, bear down, bid, breakfast, chance, compete, draw back, foray, gape, go after, gumption, hurt, jockey, lunch, partake, picnic, polish off, pry, pursue, regroup, roll down, shot, sortie, unhook, bear down on or upon, shoot at, false start, go at someone, gun for, hammer away at, push for.

Sense 3

aggressive, backward, consume, finish, indulge, initiative, nosh, play, presume, struggle, unlock, shake down.

Sense 4

chase, fling, grab, punch, stab, take on, make of.

Sense 5

consumption, get down, heaven, labor, put through, school, tilt, trial.

Sense 6

fight, opening, turn on.

Sense 7

assault, go for, manage, pilot, pretend.

Sense 8

court, go, push, stand, put up.

Sense 9

challenge, open up.

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Sense 20


Sense 22

fall, open.

Sense 24


Sense 28



attempt, go all out, work at.

stir up



exert oneself.


put one through his paces.


try on.

turn to

resort to.





Usage examples for try:

  • May I try to do something?" - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  • I'll try to find out who bought it. - "Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery", Joan Clark.

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