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Difference between Assay and Essay

Assay, a verb, means to evaluate or analyze something.

  • Take time to assay the information before drawing a conclusion.

Essay, as a verb, means to make an attempt.

  • The baby boy essayed a few wobbly steps last week.

Essay, a noun, is a short composition expressing an author’s opinion.

  • Pat has to write an essay on Tolstoy for her literature class.