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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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. Emeasoba George:

    You should not be bothered to be better than someone else right here out there. Rather, the only person you ought to strive to be better than is yourself and nobody else. Oh! yes, you should be only more concerned with being better than the person you were yesterday. For, the so called models right here or out there in the real sense and logically are not models. Because, they themselves also look up to someone else as their own model. And that means truly, you've got to strive just to be better than the person that you were yesterday. -Emeasoba George

  2. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004:

    For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability. Oppression became common, but stability never arrived. We must take a different approach. We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations.

  3. Bill Beham:

    Dreams take us to levels we would otherwise be afraid to strive for.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In other words, forgive all things and everyone. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard or overlook some things sometimes. Never waste your precious energy or time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize and maximize your God-given energy and time. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dreams and visions unyieldingly until you realize them. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you still need to live comfortably will be given to you by God in due course. That is to say, at the right or proper time. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes. For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else or others. Because, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. Conclusively, dare to believe in God Almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides that, believe in your own self. In other words, be self-confident. For, it is expected of you. That is just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you. -Emeasoba George

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