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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Exerted oneself vigorously, tried hard; Made strenuous efforts toward a goal

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used without object), : He strove to make himself understood. ,to strive for success. ,to strive against fate
  • Saturday he strove from the outset to impose his superiority.
  • The Knights of the Sword strove for independence and tried to establish themselves in Esthonia.
  • Mrs. Williams, also, strove to persuade me to stay. for more
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