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strive

 (strīv)
intr.v. strove (strōv) or strived, striv·en (strĭv′ən) or strived, striv·ing, strives
1. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
2. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend: strive against injustice.

[Middle English striven, from Old French estriver, from estrit, estrif, quarrel; see strife.]

striv′er n.
striv′ing·ly adv.

strive

(straɪv)
vb, strives, striving, strove or striven (ˈstrɪvən)
1. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to make a great and tenacious effort: to strive to get promotion.
2. (intr) to fight; contend
[C13: from Old French estriver, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German streben to strive, Old Norse strītha to fight]
ˈstriver n

strive

(straɪv)

v.i. strove or strived, striv•en (ˈstrɪv ən) or strived, striv•ing.
1. to exert oneself vigorously; try hard.
2. to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success.
3. to contend in opposition, battle, or any conflict; compete.
4. to struggle vigorously, as in opposition or resistance: to strive against fate.
5. to rival; vie.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French estriver to quarrel, compete, strive < Germanic; compare obsolete Dutch strijven, Middle High German strīben to strive]
striv′er, n.

strive

  • compete - Comes from Latin competere, "come together," but in later Latin, it developed the sense "strive together," which was the basis for the English term.
  • repugn, repugnant - Repugn means "to strive against" or "be contradictory or inconsistent," giving us repugnant.
  • strive - Seems to be from Old French estriver, "quarrel, strive."
  • win - Its Germanic base gave it its first meaning, "to labor, strive, work."

strive


Past participle: striven
Gerund: striving

Imperative
strive
strive
Present
I strive
you strive
he/she/it strives
we strive
you strive
they strive
Preterite
I strove
you strove
he/she/it strove
we strove
you strove
they strove
Present Continuous
I am striving
you are striving
he/she/it is striving
we are striving
you are striving
they are striving
Present Perfect
I have striven
you have striven
he/she/it has striven
we have striven
you have striven
they have striven
Past Continuous
I was striving
you were striving
he/she/it was striving
we were striving
you were striving
they were striving
Past Perfect
I had striven
you had striven
he/she/it had striven
we had striven
you had striven
they had striven
Future
I will strive
you will strive
he/she/it will strive
we will strive
you will strive
they will strive
Future Perfect
I will have striven
you will have striven
he/she/it will have striven
we will have striven
you will have striven
they will have striven
Future Continuous
I will be striving
you will be striving
he/she/it will be striving
we will be striving
you will be striving
they will be striving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been striving
you have been striving
he/she/it has been striving
we have been striving
you have been striving
they have been striving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been striving
you will have been striving
he/she/it will have been striving
we will have been striving
you will have been striving
they will have been striving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been striving
you had been striving
he/she/it had been striving
we had been striving
you had been striving
they had been striving
Conditional
I would strive
you would strive
he/she/it would strive
we would strive
you would strive
they would strive
Past Conditional
I would have striven
you would have striven
he/she/it would have striven
we would have striven
you would have striven
they would have striven
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
struggle - to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
be at pains, take pains - try very hard to do something
buck - to strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion"
2.strive - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
extend oneself - strain to the utmost
kill oneself, overexert oneself - strain oneself more than is healthy
labor, labour, tug, push, drive - strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
bother, inconvenience oneself, trouble oneself, trouble - take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"

strive

verb try, labour, struggle, fight, attempt, compete, strain, contend, endeavour, go for it (informal), try hard, toil, make every effort, go all out (informal), bend over backwards (informal), do your best, go for broke (slang), leave no stone unturned, bust a gut (informal), do all you can, give it your best shot (informal), jump through hoops (informal), break your neck (informal), exert yourself, make an all-out effort (informal), knock yourself out (informal), do your utmost, do your damnedest (informal), give it your all (informal), rupture yourself (informal) He strives hard to keep himself very fit.

strive

verb
1. To exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion:
2. To make an attempt to do or make:
Translations
يُكافِح، يُناضِل
usilovat
bestræbe sig på
leggja sig allan fram
censtiespūlēties
usilovať
didinmekuğraşmak

strive

[straɪv] (strove (pt) (striven (pp))) VIesforzarse, procurar
to strive after or for sthesforzarse por conseguir algo
to strive against sthluchar contra algo
to strive to do sthesforzarse por hacer algo

strive

[ˈstraɪv] [strove] (pt) [striven] (pp) vi
to strive to do sth → s'efforcer de faire qch
to strive for sth → aspirer à qch

strive

pret <strove>, ptp <striven>
vi (= exert oneself)sich bemühen; (= fight)kämpfen; to strive to do somethingbestrebt or bemüht sein, etw zu tun; to strive for or (old) after somethingetw anstreben, nach etw streben; to strive against somethinggegen etw (an)kämpfen; to strive with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw ringen or kämpfen

strive

[straɪv] (strove (pt) (striven (pp))) [ˈstrɪvn] visforzarsi
strive as he might → per quanto si sforzasse
to strive after or for sth → lottare per ottenere qc
to strive to do sth → sforzarsi di fare qc, fare ogni sforzo per fare qc

strive

(straiv) past tense strove (strouv) : past participle striven (ˈstrivn) verb
to try very hard or struggle. He always strives to please his teacher.
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A blesser have I become and a Yea-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.
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DAVID Cameron's claim to be on the side of strivers is further undermined by these shocking new figures today.
And to add to the misery of all those hard-working strivers, they still stand to lose their working tax credits.
Compare that to the ordinary strivers who, after paying their bills and just about managing to eat, live from hand to mouth while they wait for the next pay day.
The team, named Strivers, organised a bake sale at Dewsbury Market and raised PS300 to carry out the project.
Before, during, and after the general election campaign the Tories rightly gained plaudits for their commitment to protect and advance the interests of Britain's strivers," said the Birkenhead MP, a former welfare reform minister who chairs the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee.
in a literary pastiche of short stories designed to encourage the downhearted, lift up the strivers, and add wings to the heels of spiritual seekers, "Hot Winds, Boiling Rain' is as eclectic and iconoclastic as it is unrelentingly entertaining.
Hollywood's strivers take a skewering in this noir-ish satire.
Strivers are motivated by feelings of accomplishment when taking care of their families.