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Noun essay has 2 senses
- essay - an analytic or interpretive literary composition
--1 is a kind of writing, written material, piece of writing
--1 has particulars:
- essay - a tentative attempt
--2 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
Verb essay has 2 senses
- try, seek, attempt, essay, assay - 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"
--1 is one way to act, move
They essay to move
- test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
--2 is one way to judge
Somebody ----s something