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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tried, tryed, equivalent to try +‎ -ed.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪd/
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AdjectiveEdit

tried (comparative more tried, superlative most tried)

  1. Tested, hence, proven to be firm or reliable.
  2. (law) Put on trial, taken before a lawcourt.

VerbEdit

tried

  1. simple past tense and past participle of try
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter I, in The Squire’s Daughter, London: Methuen, OCLC 12026604; republished New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919, OCLC 491297620:
      The boy became volubly friendly and bubbling over with unexpected humour and high spirits. He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. Nobody would miss them, he explained.

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