[syn: tested, time-tested, tried, tried and true]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Test \Test\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tested; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. (Metal.) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or
cupel; to subject to cupellation.
2. To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or
quality of by experiment, or by some principle or
standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a
principle; to test the validity of an argument.
Experience is the surest standard by which to test
the real tendency of the existing constitution.
3. (Chem.) To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent;
as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
4. To administer a test to (someone) for the purpose of
ascertaining a person's knowledge or skill; especially, in
academic settings, to determine how well a student has
learned the subject matter of a course of instruction.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: tested and proved useful or correct; "a tested method"
[syn: tested, tried, well-tried]
2: tested and proved to be reliable [syn: tested, time-
tested, tried, tried and true]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "tested":
ascertained, assured, attested, certified, committed, confirmed,
constant, decided, dedicated, dependable, determinate, determined,
devoted, established, faithful, faithworthy, fast, fixed,
guaranteed, in the bag, incorruptible, inviolable, made sure,
nailed down, on ice, open-and-shut, proved, proven, reliable,
responsible, secure, set, settled, stated, staunch, steadfast,
straight, sure, to be trusted, tried, tried and true, true,
trustable, trustworthy, trusty, unfalse, unperfidious,
untreacherous, verified, warranted