(noun, verb)


1. an analytic or interpretive literary composition

Definition categories: communication, writing

2. a tentative attempt

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


1. make an effort or attempt

- The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps

Similar word(s): assay, attempt, seek, try

Definition categories: social, act, move

2. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

Similar word(s): examine, prove, test, try

Definition categories: social, evaluate, judge