verb (used without object), strove or strived, striv·en [striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.
Origin of strive
Synonyms for strive
Related Words for strivercontestant, applicant, candidate, competitor, hopeful, wannabe, postulant, striver
Examples from the Web for striver
Historical Examples of striver
I fear I will never be the great lawyer—but the striver, yes, always.The Crisis, Complete
Alas for the difference between the striver after liberty and the sitter in the goddess's chair!Uruguay
W. H. Koebel
Mr. Campbell's striver after the higher life who got dead drunk last night is brother to the savage.The Land's End
W. H. Hudson
Among them was Kado the Striver, who stood there gravely leaning on his iron pitchfork.
History tells us nothing concerning Kado the Striver, but it is most unlikely that he is a mere figment of popular imagination.
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.