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 striven
Our most prominent educational leaders have striven consciously to make over our universities on the German plan.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
During this year I have striven with sorrow as a man, helpless in a desert, who writhes in the folds of the poisonous serpent.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
Not content with insuring a loss to America, she had striven to make that loss immediate.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Well, for two days I have striven to win him an audience, and now through my sole influence, behold!Red Eve|H. Rider Haggard
Deep down under everything that he had striven for had lain the foundation of his hope to win her.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
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.