Essayed Synonyms For

essay - 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"

attempt, try, assay, seek

pick up the gauntlet, take a dare - be dared to do something and attempt it

act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

have a go, give it a try - make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"

grope - search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"

endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

give it a try, give it a whirl - try; "let's give it a whirl!"

adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, risk, chance, hazard - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"


a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence

go (informal)

It took us two goes to get the colour right.


I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.


He made no effort to hide.

shot (informal)

He will be given a shot at the world title.


a young lad's struggle to support his poverty-stricken family


a bid to silence its critics


High levels of dioxin were confirmed by scientific tests.


a proposed new law banning animal experiments

crack (informal)

I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.


a Russian-American joint venture


Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.

stab (informal)

Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.


His first endeavours in the field were wedding films.


panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs

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