What does strive mean?

Definitions for strive
straɪv; ˈstrɪv ənstrive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. endeavor, endeavour, striveverb

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

  2. strive, reach, strainverb

    to exert much effort or energy

    "straining our ears to hear"

Wiktionary

  1. striveverb

    To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.

    He strove to excel.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. striveverb

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Striveverb

    to make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard

  2. Striveverb

    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

  3. Striveverb

    to vie; to compete; to be a rival

  4. Strivenoun

    an effort; a striving

  5. Strivenoun

    strife; contention

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strive

    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. estriverestrif, strife—Scand., Ice. strídh, strife.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'strive' in Verbs Frequency: #1095

Anagrams for strive »

  1. rivets

  2. stiver

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of strive in a Sentence

  1. Geoffery Yoder:

    We strive to give the world a consistently expanding view and understanding of our planet from space.

  2. Erin Wilson:

    I am so proud of seeing him strive to make progress despite the pain he is facing, at the same time, it is really difficult watching my 19-year-old boyfriend have to work on using his legs again and recovering after such a life-changing injury.

  3. Mark Neuman:

    As doctors, we always want to strive to do that and as a healthcare system I think it would be wonderful if that was a goal for the care we provide.

  4. Steve Lebsock:

    Members, please remember that we should always strive to do the right thing.

  5. Warren Olson:

    Most Gamblers start with a little, and strive to turn it into a lot : Invariably they end up turning a lot into a little

Images & Illustrations of strive

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