1. An effort; a striving.
  2. strife; contention


  1. To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
    He strove to excel.
  2. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
    to strive against fate
    to strive for the truth
  3. To vie; to compete as a rival.

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