strive

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstraɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/straɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(strīv)


Inflections of 'strive' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
strives
v 3rd person singular
striving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
strove
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
strived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
striven
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (v past p)
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strive

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. strive to [do your best, succeed, achieve]
  2. (has) strived to [improve, become, offer, provide, become]
  3. striving not to [fail, lose, die]
  4. have always striven to [do my best]
  5. has always strived to [do her best]
  6. strive for [greatness, excellence, perfection]
  7. strive towards achieving [your goals, greatness]
  8. has striven hard against [temptation, addiction]
  9. strive and [fight, struggle, succeed, work]
  10. strove in vain (to)
  11. [constantly, always, continuously] striving
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