To attempt; to undertake.
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they ASSAYED to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. ( Acts 16:6-7 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Assay'". A King James Dictionary.