Definition of Strive

1. Verb. Attempt by employing effort. "We endeavor to make our customers happy"

Exact synonyms: Endeavor, Endeavour
Specialized synonyms: Struggle, Be At Pains, Take Pains, Buck
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Derivative terms: Endeavor, Endeavor, Endeavour, Endeavour, Striving



2. Verb. To exert much effort or energy. "Straining our ears to hear"
Exact synonyms: Reach, Strain
Specialized synonyms: Extend Oneself, Kill Oneself, Overexert Oneself, Bother, Inconvenience Oneself, Trouble, Trouble Oneself
Generic synonyms: Drive, Labor, Labour, Push, Tug
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain

Definition of Strive

1. v. i. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.

2. n. An effort; a striving.

Definition of Strive

1. Verb. To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently. ¹

2. Verb. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strive

1. to exert much effort or energy [v STROVE or STRIVED, STRIVEN, STRIVING, STRIVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strive

strippets
strippies
stripping
strippy
strips
stript
striptease artist
stripteased
stripteaser
stripteasers
stripteases
stripteasing
stripwise
stripy
strive (current term)
strived
striven
striver
strivers
strives
strivest
striveth
striving
strivingly
strivings
striæ
stroam
stroamed
stroaming

Literary usage of Strive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XLIX Of the desire after eternal life, and how great blessings are promised to those who strive " MY Son, when thou feelest the desire of eternal ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XLIX Of the desire after eternal life, and how great blessings are promised to those who strive " MY Son, when thou feelest the desire of eternal ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"I. To struggle; to labour; to make an effort. The immutability of God they strive unto, by working after one and the same manner. Hooter. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER XLIX Of the desire after eternal life, and how great blessings are promised to those who strive " MY Son, when thou feelest the desire of eternal ..."

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