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, strive(verb)

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

  2. strive, reach, strain(verb)

    to exert much effort or energy

    "straining our ears to hear"

Wiktionary

  1. strive(Verb)

    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. strive(Verb)

    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. Strive(verb)

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

  2. Strive(verb)

    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. Strive(verb)

    to vie; to compete; to be a rival

  4. Strive(noun)

    an effort; a striving

  5. Strive(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for strive »

  1. rivets

  2. stiver

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How to say strive in sign language?

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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. William Moss:

    Adherence to a daily drug regimen for a life-long, chronic disease is challenging in the best of settings, as children transition to adolescence and strive for greater independence, the role of a supportive adult in the home remains critical to maintaining high levels of adherence while at the same time allowing the adolescent to take more responsibility for their own health.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You've got just only one life to live. So, strive to live it to the fullest/positively/impactfully. For, in the end, you will either be salvaged or damned.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We call on all the countries involved in regional issues to refrain from military rhetoric and strive for calm and constructive dialogue. We see, as a common task, the early resumption of six-party talks.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    My easy tip on how to become a Good Leader: Watch all the Bad Leaders around, and don't do what they do. It's as simple as that. I always do that. There are lots of bad leaders around, always, no matter where you come from, and when you are reading this. Good Leader is always a scaece commodity, and surely you can strive to be the one.....in my view, there is definitely less competition to become a Good Leader, so join the queue right away. Good Luck!

  5. President Barack Obama:

    That's when America soars, when we look out for one another and we take care of each other, when we root for one another's success, when we strive to do better and to be better than the generation that came before us and try to build something better for generations to come, that's why we do what we do. That's the whole point of public service.

Images & Illustrations of strive

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