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noun as in attempt

verb as in experiment, test

verb as in bring before a judge

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Example Sentences

Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.

But Winning Marriage will be essential for the historian who, someday, tries to tell the full story.

The project tries to help young Turkish women raised in orphanages to start their own businesses.

“Ordinarily, you see punch-counterpunch-punch,” as the attacked party tries to fend off the intruder, the former official said.

Hitch picks up his cane, pushes her aside, and laboriously tries to get to his feet, saying, “I'll do it myself.”

“No man knows how much he can spend, till he tries,” observed Mr. Weller.

Whether his annual expenditure be fifty pounds or fifty thousand, he tries to get his money's worth.

He will rattle on in Spanish till Herr S. gets desperate, and tries to reduce him to order.

She has real pretty manners when she is with them, and really tries not to talk slang.

And, when she tries to come back from the Devil—well, she's a mass of nerves, and ready to start at a shadow.


On this page you'll find 152 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tries, such as: shot, essay, whirl, dab, fling, and effort.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.