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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

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How to use strive in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Always strive to be a Diamond[ keeping in mind that a Diamond never starts out polished and shining. It once was coal, nothing so special, but with significant pressure over extended time, it becomes dazzling and amazingly spectacular. You are, and always will be, that Diamond.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never accept your life as it is now, always strive for improvement somehow.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    I ryan pack may have regrets for the dreams and goals I was unable to achieve but I'm very happy for the things I was able and allowed to obtain. My heart will not be at peace until all of my latent potential is fulfilled and all of my duties and responsibilities are met. Therefore I will continue to strive and grow until no longer possible, until no longer necessary.

  4. Adrian Hogan:

    The thing I really found inspiring was the different approach -- to all kinds of aspect of life, of course, but especially in relation to drawing that I didn't understood until I came here, japanese drawings are often very flat. They don't really strive to create an illusion of three-dimensional that we often do in Western drawing.

  5. Mahabharata:

    Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

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