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English definition of “strive”
/strɑɪv/ v [I] (past tense strove /stroʊv/ or strived, past participle striven /ˈstrɪv·ən/ or strived)
› to try hard to do something or make something happen, esp. for a long time or against difficulties: [+ to infinitive] Neither Jefferson nor Madison was a pacifist, though both strove to keep America at peace.