observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
question or examine thoroughly and closely
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
trying something to find out about
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
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"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials