Strive

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • verb-intransitive. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
  • verb-intransitive. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend: strive against injustice.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
  • v. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
  • n. An effort; a striving.
  • n. strife; contention
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • verb-intransitive. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.
  • verb-intransitive. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed.
  • verb-intransitive. To vie; to compete; to be a rival.
  • n. An effort; a striving.
  • n. Strife; contention.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To make strenuous effort; endeavor earnestly; labor hard; do one's endeavor; try earnestly and persistently: followed by an infinitive: as, he strove hard to win the prize; to strive to excel; to strive to pay one's way.
  • To contend; straggle; battle; fight: followed by with, against, or for: as, to strive against fate; to strive for the truth.
  • To vie; contend for pre├źminence: with with.
  • To quarrel or contend with one another; be at variance one with another, or come to be so; be in contention, dispute, or altercation.
  • To oppose by contrariety of qualities: with with.
  • Synonyms Undertake, Endeavor, etc.(see attempt); seek, aim, toil.
  • To compete, contest.
  • To dispute, wrangle.
  • n. A striving; an effort; a strife.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. attempt by employing effort
  • v. to exert much effort or energy
  • Verb Form
    strived    striven    strives    striving    strove   
    Cross Reference
    contend    quarrel   
    Variant
    striven    strove   
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    contend    aim    endeavor    struggle    vie    contest    compete    effort    striving    strife   
    Rhyme
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Clive    Dr    Dr.    alive    arrive    clyve    connive    contrive    deprive    derive   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    endeavor    toil    aspiration    endeavour    crave    vigil    yearn    longing    turmoil    urge