Synonyms for (verb) strive

Synonyms: strain, strive, reach

Definition: to exert much effort or energy

Usage: straining our ears to hear

Similar words: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis


Synonyms: endeavor, endeavour, strive

Definition: attempt by employing effort

Usage: we endeavor to make our customers happy

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world