Synonyms for assay

Synonyms for (noun) assay

Synonyms: assay

Definition: 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.

Similar words: trial, test, run

Definition: the act of testing something

Usage: in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial


Synonyms: check, assay

Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs

Usage: they made an assay of the contents; a check on its dependability under stress

Similar words: appraisal, assessment

Definition: the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth


Synonyms: assay

Definition: a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

Similar words: study, written report, report

Definition: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

Usage: this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale


Synonyms: assay

Definition: a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

Similar words: substance

Definition: a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Usage: shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

Synonyms for (verb) assay

Synonyms: assay

Definition: analyze (chemical substances)

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass

Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives


Synonyms: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: 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: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel