from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
- intransitive v. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend: strive against injustice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
- v. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
- n. An effort; a striving.
- n. strife; contention
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To vie; to compete; to be a rival.
- n. An effort; a striving.
- n. Strife; contention.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make strenuous effort; endeavor earnestly; labor hard; do one's endeavor; try earnestly and persistently: followed by an infinitive: as, he strove hard to win the prize; to strive to excel; to strive to pay one's way.
- To contend; straggle; battle; fight: followed by with, against, or for: as, to strive against fate; to strive for the truth.
- To vie; contend for preëminence: with with.
- To quarrel or contend with one another; be at variance one with another, or come to be so; be in contention, dispute, or altercation.
- To oppose by contrariety of qualities: with with.
- Synonyms Undertake, Endeavor, etc.(see attempt); seek, aim, toil.
- To compete, contest.
- To dispute, wrangle.
- n. A striving; an effort; a strife.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attempt by employing effort
- v. to exert much effort or energy
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