how to pronounce strive


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strive is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of strive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… what I want to strive for not hate and …”

meanings of strive


  1. To vie; to compete as a rival.
  2. To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
  3. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.


  1. Alternative form of strife.

strive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word strive occurs in english on average 9.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics strive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that strive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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