definition 1: to try or work hard; exert oneself.
example: She’s striving to reach the top in her profession.
example: The athletes strove to improve their performance before the next Olympics.
example: Leaders on both sides have been striving for a peaceful end to the conflict.
example: He continues to strive toward his goal of entering politics.
definition 2: to struggle, usually against something or someone.
example: His father and mother had striven against poverty in the old country.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the intransitive verb strive
ADVERB + strive: continually ~ , constantly ~ , consistently ~ , earnestly ~ , actively ~ , consciously ~ , valiantly ~ , bravely ~
strive + for + NOUN: ~ excellence, ~ perfection, ~ accuracy, ~ success, ~ independence, ~ autonomy, ~ peace, ~ cooperation, ~ equality, ~ harmony, ~ balance, ~ diversity, ~ stability, ~ objectivity, ~ authenticity