To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
“He strove to excel.”
“to strive for the truth”
To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
“to strive against fate”
To vie; to compete as a rival.
An effort; a striving.
To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
“Not all animals thrive well in captivity.”
“to thrive upon hard work”
To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
“Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.”
make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
“national movements were striving for independence”
“we must strive to secure steady growth”
struggle or fight vigorously
“scholars must strive against bias”
(of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously
“the new baby thrived”
“education groups thrive on organization”