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.]
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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
Examples of strive in a Sentence
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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- 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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