strive for (something)

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strive for (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort to attain or accomplish something. I could tell she was striving for that promotion by how hard she'd been working recently. Our organization has been striving for peace in this region for the last ten years. You should always strive for excellence, but striving for perfection is a fool's errand.
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strive for something

to try to obtain or bring about something. I am striving for the best possible result. Mary strives for perfection in everything she does.
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The intention is for all pupils to achieve their full potential - and as such, the school strives for excellence, recognising the needs of the individual at all times.
The wheels are in motion as Shannon strives for friendship in a world that denies friendships and strives for perfection in a world that demands perfection.
As a person who strives for personal liberation in all aspects of my life, who constantly struggles to grow and change, I want to find my own path, create my own relationships and define my own ideas of sex, sexuality, love and relationships.