how to pronounce strive


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the above transcription of strive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

strive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word strive occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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.

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