strive


strive

verb

Definition of STRIVE

1
to devote serious and sustained effort <not only must we strive for peace in time of war, we must strive mightily to maintain that peace>
Near Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
2
to make an effort to do <let us strive to make the most of this opportunity>
Near Antonyms drop, give up, quit

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