strive+against

  • 1strive against — index conflict, dispute (contest), oppose, oppugn, repel (drive back), resist (oppose) …

    Law dictionary

  • 2strive against — fight vigorously against. → strive …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 3strive against — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, challenge, close with, combat, compete with, complain, complain loudly, confront, contend against, contend with,… …

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  • 4Strive — Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5strive — ► VERB (past strove or strived; past part. striven or strived) 1) make great efforts. 2) (strive against) fight vigorously against. DERIVATIVES striver noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6strive — [strīv] vi. strove or strived, striven [striv′ ən] or strived, striving [ME striven < OFr estriver, to quarrel, contend < estrif, effort < Gmc, as in MHG striben, obs. Du strijven, to strive, struggle < IE * streibh (> Gr striphnos …

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  • 7strive — striver, n. strivingly, adv. /struyv/, v.i., strove or strived, striven /striv euhn/ 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 …

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  • 8strive — [[t]straɪv[/t]] v. i. strove or strived, striv•en [[t]ˈstrɪv ən[/t]] orstrived, striv•ing. 1) to exert oneself vigorously; try hard 2) to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success[/ex] 3) to contend in opposition, battle, or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9strive — verb (past strove or strived; past participle striven or strived) make great efforts. ↘(strive against) fight vigorously against. Derivatives striver noun Origin ME: shortening of OFr. estriver; related to estrif strife …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10strive — verb 1) I shall strive to be virtuous Syn: try (hard), attempt, endeavor, aim, venture, make an effort, exert oneself, do one s best, do all one can, do one s utmost, labor, work; informal go all out, give it one s best shot, pull out all the… …

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  • 11strive — /straɪv / (say struyv) verb (i) (strove or strived, striven /ˈstrɪvən/ (say strivuhn), striving) 1. to exert oneself vigorously; try hard. 2. to make strenuous efforts towards any end: to strive for success. 3. to contend in opposition, battle,… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12strive — verb /ˈstɻaɪv/ a) To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently. He strove to excel. b) To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to …

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  • 13strive — verb ADVERB ▪ hard, mightily ▪ He strove very hard to remain calm. ▪ desperately ▪ They are desperately striving for some sort of dignity. ▪ earnestly …

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  • 14strive — v.intr. (past strove; past part. striven) 1 (often foll. by for, or to + infin.) try hard, make efforts (strive to succeed). 2 (often foll. by with, against) struggle or contend. Derivatives: striver n. Etymology: ME f. OF estriver, rel. to… …

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  • 15militate against — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, be antipathetic, be inimical, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, clash, close with, collide, combat, compete with, conflict, conflict with, confute,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16struggle against — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, close with, combat, compete with, contend against, contest, fight, fight against, grapple with, join battle with,… …

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  • 17Striven — Strive Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18Striving — Strive Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19Strove — Strive Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20Strove — Strive Strive, v. i. [imp. {Strove}; p. p. {Striven}(Rarely, {Strove}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striving}.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. str[ae]be, Sw. str[ a]fva. Cf. {Strife}.] 1. To make efforts; to use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English