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strive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrivestrive /straɪv/ ●○○ verb (past tense strove /strəʊv $ stroʊv/, past participle striven /ˈstrɪvən/) [intransitive] formal 🔊 🔊 TRY TO DO OR GET somethingto make a great effort to achieve somethingstrive to do something 🔊 I was still striving to be successful.strive for/after 🔊 We must continue to strive for greater efficiency.see thesaurus at trystriving noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
striveShe strove daily to be the perfect wife.The film strives for a surface kind of cynicism, only to invoke the Love Conquers All escape clause in the end.The company must constantly strive for greater efficiency.They commit themselves to strive for its elimination.The many affirmations are either on what the self or others should strive for-to do or to become.It defines what is important, worthwhile and worth striving for.Toni has been striving to achieve musical recognition for the past ten years.Which - she strove to be positive - left her the whole day in which to take her ease in Mariánské Láznë.Even when the judicial structure does strive to maintain some political independence, it still might respond to political pressure.Indeed the Customer Service Charter featured below sets out the level of service we strive to sustain.strive to do somethingFrom now on, she thought, I shall strive to be virtuous.Science is therefore public, or at least normally strives to be.It was a more than intellectual comprehension; and to write of it she must strive to become that meeting.But that is what we must all now strive to do.With this feat of derring-doze, Wadlough is striving to expand his portfolio.We always strove to get a solution that was acceptable all round.The film studio is striving to improve its public image.He strove to make it sporting.With its prestige threatened, Yale strives to re-gentrify the center city.
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Verb table
strive
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystrive
he, she, itstrives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystrove
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave striven
he, she, ithas striven
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad striven
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill strive
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have striven
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam striving
he, she, itis striving
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you, we, theyare striving
Past
I, he, she, itwas striving
you, we, theywere striving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been striving
he, she, ithas been striving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been striving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be striving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been striving
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