strove

[ strohv ]
/ stroʊv /

verb

simple past tense of strive.

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Definition for strove (2 of 2)

strive
[ strahyv ]
/ straɪv /

verb (used without object), strove or strived, striv·en [striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.

to exert oneself vigorously; try hard: He strove to make himself understood.
to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success.
to contend in opposition, battle, or any conflict; compete.
to struggle vigorously, as in opposition or resistance: to strive against fate.
to rival; vie.

Origin of strive

1175–1225; Middle English striven < Old French estriver to quarrel, compete, strive < Germanic; compare obsolete Dutch strijven, German streben to strive

SYNONYMS FOR strive

1 See try.
2 toil.
3 struggle, fight.

OTHER WORDS FROM strive

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British Dictionary definitions for strove (1 of 2)

strove
/ (strəʊv) /

verb

the past tense of strive

British Dictionary definitions for strove (2 of 2)

strive
/ (straɪv) /

verb strives, striving, strove or striven (ˈstrɪvən)

(may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to make a great and tenacious effortto strive to get promotion
(intr) to fight; contend

Derived forms of strive

striver, noun

Word Origin for strive

C13: from Old French estriver, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German streben to strive, Old Norse strītha to fight
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