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  Definition of assay
  1. 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.
  2. an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
  3. a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
  4. a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
  5. analyze (chemical substances)
  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"
Similar Words: check, try, seek, attempt, essay

 

See Also: test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

 

Hyponyms: enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, diagnostic test, diagnostic assay, bioassay, countercheck, double check, Apgar score, paternity test, stress test, take a dare, pick up the gauntlet, fight, struggle, have a go, give it a try, grope, endeavor, endeavour, strive, give it a whirl, gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

 

Derivational Morphology: check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, assayer, essay, trier, attempter, essayer, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

 

Anagrams: sassy

 

 
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