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English verb: strive

1. strive (social) attempt by employing effort

SamplesWe endeavor to make our customers happy.

Synonymsendeavor, endeavour

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Narrower (hyponym)be at pains, buck, struggle, take pains

2. strive (competition) to exert much effort or energy

SamplesStraining our ears to hear.

Synonymsreach, strain

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)drive, labor, labour, push, tug

Narrower (hyponym)bother, extend oneself, inconvenience oneself, kill oneself, overexert oneself, trouble, trouble oneself

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