strive to (do something)

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strive to (do something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort to do or accomplish something. Our team has striven to create the most realistic computer-generated effects ever seen. We are striving to bring peace to the war-torn region.
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strive to do something

to try hard to do something. She strove very hard to do what she had set out to do. Please strive to do it as best you can.
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What counts, Teddy Roosevelt said, is not the critic, not "the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of good deeds could have done better." What counts is the man or woman, said Roosevelt, "who is...in the arena." The man or woman "whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming." The man or woman who counts, said Roosevelt, is the man or woman who "actually strives to do the deeds...who knows the great enthusiasms; the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause.