English noun: assay
|1.||assay (cognition) an appraisal of the state of affairs|
|Samples||They made an assay of the contents.|
A check on its dependability under stress.
|Broader (hypernym)||appraisal, assessment|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Apgar score, countercheck, double check, paternity test, stress test|
|2.||assay (substance) a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components|
|3.||assay (communication) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance|
|Broader (hypernym)||report, study, written report|
|4.||assay (act) a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.|
|Broader (hypernym)||run, test, trial|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bio-assay, bioassay, diagnostic assay, diagnostic test, ELISA, enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay, immunohistochemistry|
English verb: assay
|1.||assay (cognition) analyze (chemical substances)|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study|
|2.||assay (social) make an effort or attempt|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||They assay to move|
|Synonyms||attempt, essay, seek, try|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||act, move|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adventure, chance, endeavor, endeavour, fight, gamble, give it a try, give it a try, give it a whirl, grope, have a go, hazard, lay on the line, pick up the gauntlet, put on the line, risk, risk, run a risk, strive, struggle, take a chance, take a dare, take chances|