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How to sign: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
"made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try";
Within this category: batting, best, worst, bid, braving, crack, essay, foray, contribution, liberation, mug's game, power play, research effort, seeking, shot, shot, striving, struggle, takeover attempt, test, test
How to sign: 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";
How to sign: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe";