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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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