|part of speech:
||strived, striven, strives, striving, strove
||to try or work hard.
My brother strives to be a better piano player.
- endeavor, exert oneself, strain, struggle, try
- similar words:
- aim, aspire, bend over backward, labor, push, seek, sweat, toil
||contend, quest, scramble, strain, try
||strivingly (adv.), striver (n.)