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Synonyms for strive
straɪv; ˈstrɪv ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endeavor, endeavour, strive(verb)

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

    Synonyms:
    reach, endeavor, strain, endeavour

  2. strive, reach, strain(verb)

    to exert much effort or energy

    "straining our ears to hear"

    Synonyms:
    touch, progress to, strain, try, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, filter out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, get hold of, make, extend, get to, gain, give, distort, filter, separate out, achieve, endeavour, pass, deform, reach out, tense up, turn over, accomplish, contact, endeavor, tense, filtrate, stress, extend to, get through, hand

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strive(v)

    To attempt is to take action somewhat experimentally with the hope and purpose of accomplishing a certain result; to endeavor is to attempt strenuously and with firm and enduring purpose. To attempt expresses a single act; to endeavor, a continuous exertion; we say I will endeavor (not I will attempt) while I live. To attempt is with the view of accomplishing; to essay, with a view of testing our own powers. To undertake is to accept or take upon oneself as an obligation, as some business, labor, or trust; the word often implies complete assurance of success; as, I will undertake to produce the witness. To strive suggests little of the result, much of toil, strain, and contest, in seeking it; I will strive to fulfil your wishes, i. e., I will spare no labor and exertion to do it. Try is the most comprehensive of these words. The original idea of testing or experimenting is not thought of when a man says "I will try." To attempt suggests giving up, if the thing is not accomplished at a stroke; to try implies using other means and studying out other ways if not at first successful. Endeavor is more mild and formal; the pilot in the burning pilot-house does not say "I will endeavor" or "I will attempt to hold the ship to her course," but "I'll try, sir!"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, endeavor, essay, try, undertake

    Antonyms:
    abandon, dismiss, drop, give up, let go, neglect, omit, overlook, pass by, throw away, throw over, throw up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strive

    Synonyms:
    labor, endeavor, aim, contest, toil, try, struggle, contend, vie

    Antonyms:
    relax, surrender, succumb, submit, yield, withdraw

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strive(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor, endeavor, toil, struggle, try, aim, exert one's self, make an effort, do one's best, lay one's self out

  2. strive(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, contest, fight, compete, cope, have a contest

  3. strive(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Poetical.] vie, compare, be comparable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strive(v)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, try, endeavor, contend, vie, cope

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "strive":

    endeavour, seek, try, fight, aspire, aim, striving, struggle

How to pronounce strive?

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How to use strive in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    We write symphonies, we pursue innovation. … We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God, we treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. … We debate everything, we challenge everything, we seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.

  2. American Christian Taylor:

    I was having a lot of patella issues with left knee, it got to where I was focusing on coming out of competitions healthy instead of trying to strive for a world record.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    You've got just only one life to live. So, strive to live it positively, impactfully and to the fullest too. For, in the end you will either be salvaged or damned.

  4. State Department:

    We are aware of reports that several U.S. citizens are detained in Yemen. Due to privacy considerations, we do not have any further personal details or information to share. The protection of U.S. citizens overseas is one of the Department of State's highest priorities. We strive to assist U.S. citizens detained abroad whenever possible.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the genius writers of 20th century, Hermann Hesse, Nobel Laureate and my most favorite author, wrote: "Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." I like this quote, because it is so enlightening and powerful. It's also a constant reminder that you are the Star, and you must maintain your character - no matter what others say or do. Also not to forget that the Star does have ability to turn into Supernova, which brightens the Universe with such a powerful light that can only come from millions of Suns. Always strive to be that shining Star, and ultimately Supernova, to illuminate the world.


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