striveverb [I]uk /straɪv/ us /straɪv/ (strove or strived, striven or strived)
- We must strive to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
- We strive to ensure that all children are treated equally.
- We strive for perfection but sometimes have to accept something less.
- We are constantly striving to improve our service.
- The former leader now has to watch his successor unpicking much of what he strived so hard to achieve.