Definition - try

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try
  1. take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
  2. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
  3. give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
  4. examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  8. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish

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