Definition of strive verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

strive

 verb
verb
NAmE//straɪv//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strive
 
he / she / it strives
 
past simple strove
 
past participle striven
 
-ing form striving
 
 
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(formal) to try very hard to achieve something strive (for something) We encourage all members to strive for the highest standards. strive (against something) striving against corruption strive to do something Newspaper editors all strive to be first with a story. She strove to find a solution that was acceptable to all.
 
noun [uncountable, singular] our striving for perfection
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