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Definition of "strive" []

  • To exert much effort or energy; endeavor. (verb-intransitive)
  • To struggle or fight forcefully; contend: strive against injustice. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strive" in a sentence
  • ""Full unity, for which the Lord prayed and for which all His disciples must tirelessly strive, is linked to the very life and mission of the Church in the world", he said."
  • "We must again strive to offer praise to God with the most beautiful churches and art and clothing and liturgical music we can manage."
  • "What would be the point in strive to be a multi-millionaire if the little digital markers had no value?"