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strive

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  • verbtry for, exert oneself
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Synonyms for strive

verb try for, exert oneself
  • aim
  • endeavor
  • go all out
  • seek
  • tackle
  • assay
  • attempt
  • compete
  • contend
  • drive
  • essay
  • fight
  • hassle
  • jockey
  • labor
  • moil
  • offer
  • push
  • scramble
  • strain
  • struggle
  • sweat
  • toil
  • tug
  • work
  • bear down
  • bend over backward
  • break one's neck
  • do one's best
  • do one's utmost
  • go after
  • go for broke
  • go for the jugular
  • go the limit
  • knock oneself out
  • leave no stone unturned
  • make every effort
  • shoot for
  • take on
  • try hard

Antonyms for strive

  • neglect
  • agree
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • idle
  • laze
  • make peace
  • relax
  • repress
  • rest
  • surrender
  • yield
  • forget
  • skip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to strive

agonize

verb. suffer or cause another to suffer

agonized

verb. suffer or cause another to suffer

aim

verb. point or direct at a goal

aiming

verb. point or direct at a goal

aims

verb. point or direct at a goal

angle (for)

verb. attempt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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