Translation of strive in Spanish:

strive

Pronunciation: /straɪv/

vi (past tense of/pasado de strove or , strived past participle of/participio pasado de, striven /ˈstrɪvən/)

  • 1.1 (try hard) to strive for oafter sth luchar or esforzarse* por alcanzar algo he strives after perfection lucha or se esfuerza por alcanzar la perfección to strive to + infinitive/infinitivo esforzarse* por + infinitive/infinitivo they 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 matrimonio
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    • 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.
    1.2 (struggle) [literary/literario] to strive against sth luchar contra algo
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    • 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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