Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To try; test; prove; put to the proof; make trial (of).
  • v. To learn by trial; experience.
  • v. To seek to learn; ask; inquire.
  • v. To seek; be eager for; desire.
  • v. To go forth on an expedition; sally forth.
  • n. A test; test of strength or will power; an attack

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To try; test; prove; put to the proof.
  • To learn by trial; experience.
  • To seek to learn; ask; inquire.
  • To seek; be eager for; desire.
  • To go forth on an expedition; sally forth.

Etymologies

From Middle English fraisten, freisten, frasten, from Old Norse freista ("to try, tempt, make trial of"), from Proto-Germanic *fraistōnan (“to try”), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to try, risk”). Cognate with Icelandic freista ("to tempt"), Swedish fresta ("to try, tempt, tantalise"), Danish friste ("to try, tempt"), Old English frāsian ("to ask, inquire, tempt, try"). More at fraise. (Wiktionary)

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