UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations//ˈɛseɪ//

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. ˈɛseɪ or, for 2, ɛˈseɪ; v. ɛˈseɪ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling((n. esā for 1, 2; esā, e sā for 35; v. e sā))

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: piece of writing
piece of writing, piece , article , writing , composition , paper , theme , exposition, dissertation , thesis , editorial, column , opinion piece, study , review , critique, literature , research paper, first draft
Sense: Noun: effort - formal
trial , attempt , effort , try , go , shot , stab , whack , crack , pass , bid , endeavor , endeavour (UK), road-test
Sense: Verb: attempt - formal
try , attempt , endeavor , endeavour (UK), undertake , take on, have a go, give it a go, make an effort, try your hand at, take a shot at (informal), take a stab at (informal), take a whack at (informal), take a crack at (informal), give it a whirl (informal), strive for, make an attempt at

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