Definitions for STRIVEstraɪv; ˈstrɪv ən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word STRIVE
endeavor, endeavour, strive(verb)
attempt by employing effort
"we endeavor to make our customers happy"
strive, reach, strain(verb)
to exert much effort or energy
"straining our ears to hear"
To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
He strove to excel.
To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
Origin: striven "to strive" from estriver "to compete, quarrel" from estrif "quarrel, dispute", alteration (influenced by forms related to * "to strive", compare streven "to strive", streben "to strive") of estrit, of origin, from * "quarrel, dispute" from strīdō. Akin to strit "quarrel" ( Streit), stritan "to fight", strið "strife, contention". More at stride.
to make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard
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; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth
to vie; to compete; to be a rival
an effort; a striving
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strīv, v.i. to make efforts (with with, against, for): to endeavour earnestly: to labour hard: to struggle, to fight: to contend: to aim:—pa.t. strōve; pa.p. striv′en.—ns. Strīv′er; Strīv′ing.—adv. Strīv′ingly, with striving, struggles, or earnest efforts. [O. Fr. estriver—estrif, strife—Scand., Ice. strídh, strife.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'STRIVE' in Verbs Frequency: #1095
The numerical value of STRIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of STRIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we strive for is normalcy.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
I strive to be brief, and become obscure.
We must strive to liberate the other soldiers.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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Translations for STRIVE
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- ناضل, حرص, جد, اجتهد, كافحArabic
- snažit se, čelit, usilovatCzech
- taistella, kamppailla, pyrkiä, ponnistella, yrittääFinnish
- battersi, sforzarsi, lottare, cercare, ambireItalian
- 努める, 奮闘, 闘うJapanese
- starać sięPolish
- batalhar, esforçar-sePortuguese
- бороться, прилагать усилия, стараться, стремитьсяRussian
- snažiť sa, usilovať sa, čeliť, bojovaťSlovak
- కష్టించు, కృషి చేయుTelugu
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