Strives



noun
1.
vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism:
to be at strife.
2.
a quarrel, struggle, or clash:
armed strife.
3.
competition or rivalry:
the strife of the marketplace.
4.
Archaic. strenuous effort.
verb (used without object), strove or strived, striven
[striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ (Show IPA) or strived, striving.
1.
to exert oneself vigorously; try hard:
He strove to make himself understood.
2.
to make strenuous efforts toward any goal:
to strive for success.
3.
to contend in opposition, battle, or any conflict; compete.
4.
to struggle vigorously, as in opposition or resistance:
to strive against fate.
5.
to rival; vie.
noun
1.
angry or violent struggle; conflict
2.
rivalry or contention, esp of a bitter kind
3.
(Austral & NZ) trouble or discord of any kind: to get into strife
4.
(archaic) striving
verb strives, striving, strove, striven (ˈstrɪvən)
1.
(may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to make a great and tenacious effort: to strive to get promotion
2.
(intransitive) to fight; contend

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