HyperDic: essay

English > 4 senses of the word essay:
NOUNcommunicationessayan analytic or interpretive literary composition
actessaya tentative attempt
VERBsocialessay, try, seek, attempt, assaymake an effort or attempt
socialessay, test, prove, try, try out, examineput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
essay > pronunciation
Soundsehsey'; eh'sey.
Rhymesdivorcee ... USA: 11 rhymes with sey...
English > essay: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn analytic or interpretive literary composition.
Narrowercomposition, paper, report, themeAn essay (especially one written as an assignment)
disquisitionAn elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
memoirAn essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
thanatopsisAn essay expressing a view on the subject / subject of death
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishensayo
Catalanassaig
Nounsessayista writer of literary works
English > essay: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA tentative attempt.
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishensayo
Verbsessaymake an effort or attempt
English > essay: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake an effort or attempt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey essay to move
Example "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"
Synonymstry, seek, attempt, assay
Entailed bysucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Narrowerendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
fight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
give it a whirl, give it a trytry
gropeSearch blindly or uncertainly
have a go, give it a trymake an attempt at something
risk, put on the line, lay on the lineexpose to a chance of loss or damage
take a dare, pick up the gauntletBe dared to do something and attempt it
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishbuscar, ensayar, intentar, pretender, probar, tratar
Catalanbuscar, intentar
Nounsessaya tentative attempt
essayerone who tries
English > essay: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstest, prove, try, try out, examine
Narrowercontrol, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
field-testtest something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
floatcirculate or discuss tentatively
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Spanishdemostrar, ensayar, examinar, probar, testear, tratar
Catalandemostrar, provar

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