Meaning of strive

strive

Pronunciation: (strīv), [key]
— strove strived, striv•en strived, striv•ing.
  1. to exert oneself vigorously; try hard: He strove to make himself understood.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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