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Synonyms for strive
straɪv; ˈstrɪv ənstrive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. striveverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. endeavor, endeavour, striveverb

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

    Synonyms:
    reach, endeavor, strain, endeavour

  2. strive, reach, strainverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. striveverb

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

  2. striveverb

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

  3. striveverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. striveverb

    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

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How to use strive in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Ryder:

    It’s an American story, i think it speaks, to and I think the three founders speak to, what America is supposed to be, what we strive to be. And how you can go from being nothing to becoming somebody with hard work and determination and having a purpose.

  2. Marielaina Perrone DDS:

    The patient always comes first and I strive to deliver personalized dental care to each and every patient.

  3. Bill Beham:

    Dreams take us to levels we would otherwise be afraid to strive for.

  4. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Strive to get what you want, what you need, especially if your intentions are good and nobody gets hurt in the process.”

  5. The Fed:

    In adjusting the scenarios for our yearly stress testing program, we strive to assess the resilience of the nation’s largest banks in a variety of potential adverse environments, it is important that the tests not be too predictable from year to year.


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