intransitive verb past tense strove or strived past participle striven Pronunciation: / ˈstrɪvən /
- 1.1 (try hard) See examples:to strive
foro aftersomethinghe strives after perfectionluchar or esforzarse por alcanzar algoto strive to +lucha or se esfuerza por alcanzar la perfección infinitivethey strive to please their customersesforzarse por+ infinitivehe strove to save his marriagese esfuerzan por complacer a sus clientestrató por todos los medios de salvar su matrimonioExample sentences1.2 (struggle) [literary]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.
againstsomethingluchar 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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