strive-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: endeavor, attempt

He is always striving to be a better person.
They were striving to come up with a peace plan.
The runner was striving to move into first place during the last quarter mile of the race.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: strive.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2