strive
I verb aim, aspire, attempt, bestir oneself, bid for, carry into execution, compete, conari, contend, contendere, contest, do all one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, drive at, drudge, employ one's time, employ oneself, endeavor, endeavor to accomplish, endeavor to effect, eniti, exert one's energies, exert oneself, fight, go after, labor for, make a bid, make an attempt, make an effort, point at, pursue, put forth an effort, seek, strain, struggle, tackle, take action, take pains, take steps, take trouble, tax one's energies, toil, travail, trouble oneself, try, try for, try one's best, undertake, venture, vie, work, work hard II index attempt, compete, contend (dispute), endeavor, exert, labor, oppose, try (attempt), undertake

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  • Strive — Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strive — [straıv] v past tense strove [strəuv US strouv] past participle striven [ˈstrıvən] [i]formal [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: estriver] to make a great effort to achieve something strive to do sth ▪ I was still striving to be successful.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strive — [ straıv ] (past tense strove [ strouv ] ; past participle striv|en [ strıvn ] ) verb intransitive * to make a lot of effort to achieve something: strive to do something: We strive to be accurate, but some mistakes are inevitable. strive for:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strive — [strīv] vi. strove or strived, striven [striv′ ən] or strived, striving [ME striven < OFr estriver, to quarrel, contend < estrif, effort < Gmc, as in MHG striben, obs. Du strijven, to strive, struggle < IE * streibh (> Gr striphnos …   English World dictionary

  • Strive — Strive, n. 1. An effort; a striving. [R.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Strife; contention. [Obs.] Wyclif (luke xxi. 9). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strive — ► VERB (past strove or strived; past part. striven or strived) 1) make great efforts. 2) (strive against) fight vigorously against. DERIVATIVES striver noun …   English terms dictionary

  • strive — (v.) c.1200, from O.Fr. estriver to quarrel, dispute, from estrif, estrit quarrel (see STRIFE (Cf. strife)). It became a strong verb (past tense strove) by rhyming association with drive, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • strive — struggle, endeavor, *attempt, essay, try Analogous words: work, labor, toil, travail (see corresponding nouns at WORK): *contend, fight …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • strive — verb. The regular past tense is strove and the past participle striven, but strived is commonly used for both in AmE: • We ve strived to lead the way in offering you the tools you need Money 1993 …   Modern English usage

  • strive — [v] try for, exert oneself aim, assay, attempt, bear down, bend over backward*, break one’s neck*, compete, contend, do one’s best*, do one’s utmost*, drive, endeavor, essay, fight, go after, go all out*, go for broke*, go for the jugular*, go… …   New thesaurus

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