strive

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strive

verb aim, aspire, attempt, bestir oneself, bid for, carry into execution, compete, conari, contend, contest, do all one can, do one's best, do one's uttost, drive at, drudge, employ one's time, employ oneself, endeavor, endeavor to accomplish, endeavor to effect, exert one's energies, exert oneself, fight, go after, labor for, make a bid, make an attempt, make an effort, point at, pursue, put forth an effort, seek, strain, struggle, tackle, take action, take pains, take steps, take trouble, tax one's energies, toil, travail, trouble oneself, try, try for, try one's best, undertake, venture, vie, work, work hard
See also: attempt, compete, contend, dispute, endeavor, exert, labor, oppose, try, undertake
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Some cried 'Kill him,' and some (but they were not near enough) strove to trample him to death.
Maritornes was fretting and sweating at finding herself held so fast by Don Quixote, and not understanding or heeding the words he addressed to her, she strove without speaking to free herself.
From his dark castle the King looked out on the happy flowers, who nodded gayly to him, and in sweet colors strove to tell him of the good little Spirit, who toiled so faithfully below, that they might live.