Translation of strive in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de strove or , strived past participle of/participio pasado de, striven /ˈstrɪvən/)
- 1.1 (try hard) to strive
foro aftersth luchar or esforzarse* por alcanzar algo he strives after perfection lucha or se esfuerza por alcanzar la perfección to strive to + infinitive/infinitivoesforzarse* por+ infinitive/infinitivothey strive to please their customers se esfuerzan por complacer a sus clientes he strove to save his marriage trató por todos los medios de salvar su matrimonioExample sentences1.2 (struggle) [literary/literario] to strive
- Some people are perfectionists, constantly striving for excellence.
- Remember that your greatest ethical responsibility is to constantly strive for excellence in everything you do.
- Kirk and company are always striving to improve themselves, yet they revel in humanity's inefficiencies and imperfections.
againststh luchar contraalgoExample sentences
- I couldn't believe I was off the boat - the thing sailors strive against at all times.
- God said to Moses, do not strive against me, or you will die; by faith only can this tribe be saved.
- I also believe the public intellectual has a position in the community that has to be fought for, striven for.
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.