work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
the act of drafting into military service
a charge imposed and collected
cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
impose and collect; "levy a fine"
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"
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"
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