restrive


restrive

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

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

verb strives, striving, strove or striven (ˈstrɪvən)

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

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.

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