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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. Ryan Walsh:

    The Hampden County Sheriff's Department always aims to provide the best healthcare available to everyone who comes into our custody, often, individuals come to us after many years of poor health care in the community and we strive to provide the best healthcare services given the challenging circumstances of these individuals prior to them arriving in our custody.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's very true that the only difference between "TRY" and "TRIUMPH" is just the "UMPH", even though it may sound like a cliche to some. In my view, that tiny 'Umph' often gives you monumental mph (i.e. miles per hour) to accelerate and reach your destination much faster. The 'Umph' can mathematically be expressed as: Umph = U + mph. The minuscule 'Umph' can thus make a mega-difference, and all you need is that little 'Umph' to succeed. Hence you must strive to get that 'Umph' in your life; by pushing yourself slightly harder, and by putting that extra little kick in every struggle of life. With that little 'Umph' on your side, you'll surely break a leg! So, what are you waiting for?

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

  4. Peter Baumgartner:

    How we travel is changing. Today's tech-driven, fast-paced world means that we have to strive to be innovative, rethink what we've done historically, and offer more convenience and comfort to our guests.

  5. President Trump:

    We write symphonies, we pursue innovation. … We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God, we treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. … We debate everything, we challenge everything, we seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. swag
    • B. urus
    • C. jocularity
    • D. subrogation

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