verb (used without object), strove or strived, striv·en [striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.
- strobe light,
- strobe lighting,
- strobe tuner
Origin of strive
Examples from the Web for strive
“I strive to make people forget me as a woman and see me just as someone who knows her job,” she said in an interview.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won|Vicky Ward|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will it strive for purity or aim for as big a tent as possible?Populists Go Down in Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if we are going to have to live with our past and current racism, then we must strive for undetectable levels of infection.
These approaches are critical as they strive to fix the innate issue: spinal cord damage.
We live in a world bombarded by images of skinny women that are presented as the ideal body type to strive for.Plus-Size Model, Jennifer Maitland: Get Over the Word ‘Fat’|Jennifer Maitland|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He needs no longer to strive; life comes easily, and food is plenty.
We must strive to understand nature not only with our heart, but above all with our intellect.Rodin: The Man and his Art|Judith Cladel
There were long, poignant pauses between his sentences as he seemed to strive for coherence.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
"And I also will strive to promote the will of my king," asserted Woellner.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
It is a primary law of nature that every human being should and will strive to resist injury and destruction.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
verb strives, striving, strove or striven (ˈstrɪvən)
Word Origin for strive
c.1200, from Old French estriver "to quarrel, dispute," from estrif, estrit "quarrel" (see strife). It became a strong verb (past tense strove) by rhyming association with drive, etc.