Synonyms for Strive:

n.

go after, press for, push for, try for. moil, fag, toil, tug, sweat, labor, drive, travail, work. assay. strive (noun)
endeavor, reach, strain, endeavour.

v.

endeavor (verb)
study at try.
pursue (verb)
hunt, follow, pursue, dog, tail, sleuth, endeavor, seek, quest, harry, search, undertake, track, chase, intend, aspire, aim, stalk, trail.
try for, exert oneself (verb)
labor, go after, sweat, endeavor, strain, assay, toil, seek, aim, work, tug, drive, moil.

Other synonyms:

press for, try for, moil. go after, tug, push for, toil. travail. labor. drive. work. contend
push for.
moil
fag.
Other relevant words:
sweat, drive, strain, go after, work, travail, moil, tug, fag, toil, assay, labor, endeavour, reach.

Usage examples for strive

  1. The people had crowned him, to be sure, but if the critics, those who should be the real judges, rejected him, he would strive no longer. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  2. Did we not run, ride, labour, and strive abundantly, if it might have been, for the good of thy soul, though now a damned soul? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. In fact, some breeders seem to strive for a low down keel approaching a condition where they are nearly as low in front as behind but this is not desirable Pekin type. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum