1. strive

verb. ['ˈstraɪv'] attempt by employing effort.


  • try
  • buck
  • take pains
  • seek
  • assay
  • essay
  • be at pains
  • attempt
  • endeavour
  • endeavor


  • top out
  • fail
  • incapability
  • leave

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Words that Rhyme with Strive

  • contrive
  • deprive
  • survive
  • revive
  • connive
  • thrive
  • o'five
  • drive
  • dr.
  • derive
  • clyve
  • clive
  • alive
  • vive
  • shive
  • live
  • jive
  • hive
  • five
  • dive
  • arrive
  • i've

Example sentences of the word strive

1. Noun, singular or mass
They offer scheduled customer-care appointments in their stores and strive to make customers happy and keep them coming back.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They strive for consensus and often are seen as the conscience of their group or organization.

3. Adjective
Vegas resorts strive to roll out a five-star experience and require patrons to dress the part.

4. Verb, base form
That said, there's one thing you should strive for: intensity.

Quotes containing the word strive

1. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

2. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

3. I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
- Ron Davies

2. strive

verb. ['ˈstraɪv'] to exert much effort or energy.


  • push
  • kill oneself
  • reach
  • labour
  • drive
  • trouble oneself
  • bother
  • inconvenience oneself
  • overexert oneself
  • extend oneself
  • tug
  • strain
  • trouble


  • attract
  • criticize
  • retreat
  • stay in place