Pronunciation of Strive
/stɹˈa͡ɪv/, /stɹˈa‍ɪv/, /s_t_ɹ_ˈaɪ_v/

Antonyms for strive:


Synonyms for strive:

Sense 1

shoot for, chase down, try for, grasp at, buck for, specialize, work toward, bite off, press for, moil, ramrod.

Sense 2

regroup, hammer away at, bear down, go after, tug, go at someone, participate, push for, bear down on or upon, gun for, jockey, shoot at, toil.

Sense 3


Sense 4

travail, make of.

Sense 5

labor, school.

Sense 6

fight, turn on.

Sense 7

go for.

Sense 8

court, put up.

Sense 10


Sense 11



go all out.


shoot for, push for, shoot at.

Other synonyms and related words:

compete, arrive at, attain, achieve, accomplish, fight, get to, essay, distort, pass, contact, get hold of, tense, reach, filter out, tense up, moil, filtrate, school, get through, jockey, attempt, extend to, toil, give, make, vie, puree, reach out, slog, HIT, resist, touch, struggle, tug, strain, endeavour, turn over, court, progress to, pass on, shoot for, stress, plow, gain, drive, separate out, ramrod, go all out, extend, sieve, plod, bear down, work, travail, try, filter, go after, labor, participate, plug, hand, beaver, deform, sift.

Sense 1 (noun)

go after, press for, push for, try for.

Sense 2 (noun)

labor, drive, travail, tug, toil, work, moil.

strive (noun)

endeavor, reach, strain, endeavour.

contend (verb)

compete, vie.

pursue (verb)

dog, aim, quest, aspire, undertake, sleuth, pursue, seek, trail, harry, tail, chase, intend, follow, stalk, search, endeavor, track, hunt.

try for, exert oneself (verb)

fight, go all out, shoot for, aim, essay, tug, attempt, toil, moil, work, struggle, strain, seek, jockey, labor, compete, drive, go after, endeavor, bear down.

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