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Verb: strive (strove,striven, also strived)  strIv
  1. Attempt by employing effort
    "we strive to make our customers happy";
    - endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. To exert much effort or energy
    - reach, strain

Derived forms: strives, striven, strove, strived, striving

Type of: assay, attempt, drive, essay, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, seek, sweat, try, tug

Encyclopedia: Strive