Strive vs. Thrive

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  • Strive (verb)

    To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.

    “He strove to excel.”

    “to strive for the truth”

  • Strive (verb)

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.

    “to strive against fate”

  • Strive (verb)

    To vie; to compete as a rival.

  • Strive (noun)

    An effort; a striving.

  • Strive (noun)

    strife; contention

  • Thrive (verb)

    To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.

    “Not all animals thrive well in captivity.”

    “to thrive upon hard work”

  • Thrive (verb)

    To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.

    “Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.”

  • Strive (verb)

    make great efforts to achieve or obtain something

    “national movements were striving for independence”

    “we must strive to secure steady growth”

  • Strive (verb)

    struggle or fight vigorously

    “scholars must strive against bias”

  • Thrive (verb)

    (of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously

    “the new baby thrived”

  • Thrive (verb)

    prosper; flourish

    “education groups thrive on organization”

Oxford Dictionary

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