essayed[ noun es-ey for 1, 2; es-ey, e-sey for 3–5; verb e-sey ]SEE DEFINITION OF essayed
Synonyms for essayed
- have a crack
- have a go
- have a shot
- have at it
- make a run at
- put to the test
- take a stab at
- take a whack at
- take on
- try out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESSAYED
She essayed to introduce Gracie; not one of them attempted a bow.
The chair was placed, and Miss Lucindy essayed to climb, but vainly.
So they went bobbing about in a tub, and we, with a like paucity of equipment, essayed to follow them.
There was a man with tongue of wood Who essayed to sing, And in truth it was lamentable.
He took the pen in his graspless hand, and essayed to write.
His answer was a sigh, and when she chid him for it, he essayed a smile that was yet more melancholy.
Pray narrate to me, Ischomachus, I beg of you, what you first essayed to teach her.
When I first essayed to part with you and journey homewards, I was doubly blest.
Thus the two men who essayed the role of emperor of Mexico ended their career.
He essayed to estimate just how much they would probably like Julia.