strive toward

strive toward (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort in order to achieve or approach some particular goal. You should always strive toward excellence, but striving toward perfection is a fool's errand. I'm striving toward a 4.0 this semester, but it's going to be tough.
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strive toward something

to work toward a goal. DI always strive toward perfection. Mary strove toward doing her best at all times.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We anticipate this will be driven by current backlog, recent order activity, and our increasing sales pipeline as we strive toward our 2018 goal of 20% revenue growth over 2017.
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In a speech delivered on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Minister called on the Wahhabis to take heed of the words of God, citing a verse from the Holy Quran saying, " And who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction.
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The situation is not going to change unless the processing facilities and the government, via its subsidizing programs, encourage farmers to strive toward higher milk quality.
So, rather than suggest the book loses value because in our world of government interference the wealthy do indeed become sycophants, I think the book is made more valuable by her presentation of things the way they should be--something we should all recognize, support, and strive toward. Thank you for bringing this to the forefront.
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Professor Nazmi Maliqi says that the level of communication and free movement among the Balkans countries should increase and in this way "the new EU rules will be accepted, especially in countries that strive toward becoming EU members".
Members of the Green Business Initiative pledge to continually strive toward environmentally safe and sustainable business practices and operations to ensure that the greater Indianapolis region is environmentally healthy and viable.
Perhaps, without the distractions of a consumerist culture--instead of billboards outdoors you see miles of clothes on laundry lines--dancers can more fully strive toward excellence.
Rui Wang took the reins as Lakehead University's vice-president of research in 2004, the stated goal was to strive toward being among the top 25 research universities in Canada.
Self motivated learners is an ideal to strive toward for any teacher.