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striveverb [I]

 us   /strɑɪv/ (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 ​longtime or against ​difficulties: [+ to infinitive] Neither Jefferson ​nor Madison was a ​pacifist, though both strove to ​keepAmerica at ​peace.
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striveverb [I]

uk   us   /straɪv/ (strove or strived, striven or strived)
C2 to ​try very hard to do something or to make something ​happen, ​especially for a ​longtime or against difficulties: [+ to infinitive] Mr Roe has ​kindledexpectations that he must now strive tolive up to. In her writing she strove for a ​balance between ​innovation and ​familiarproseforms.
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