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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strive  \Strive\,  n. 
  1.  An  effort;  a  striving.  [R.]  --Chapman. 
  2.  Strife;  contention.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif  (luke  xxi.  9). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  exertions;  to  endeavor  with 
  earnestness;  to  labor  hard. 
  Was  for  this  his  ambition  strove  To  equal  C[ae]sar 
  first  and  after  Jove?  --Cowley. 
  2.  To  struggle  in  opposition;  to  be  in  contention  or  dispute; 
  to  contend;  to  contest;  --  followed  by  against  or  with 
  before  the  person  or  thing  opposed;  as  strive  against 
  temptation;  strive  for  the  truth.  --Chaucer. 
  My  Spirit  shall  not  always  strive  with  man.  --Gen. 
  vi  3. 
  Why  dost  thou  strive  against  him?  --Job  xxxiii 
  Now  private  pity  strove  with  public  hate,  Reason 
  with  rage,  and  eloquence  with  fate.  --Denham. 
  3.  To  vie;  to  compete;  to  be  a  rival.  --Chaucer. 
  [Not]  that  sweet  grove  Of  Daphne,  by  Orontes  and  the 
  inspired  Castalian  spring,  might  with  this  paradise 
  Of  Eden  strive.  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  contend;  vie;  struggle;  endeavor;  aim 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  attempt  by  employing  effort;  "we  endeavor  to  make  our 
  customers  happy"  [syn:  {endeavor},  {endeavour}] 
  2:  to  exert  much  effort  or  energy:  "straining  our  ears  to 
  hear."  [syn:  {reach},  {strain}] 

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