1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
To attempt; try:
To try; attempt
(Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
The definition of strive is to try very hard or struggle.
(Archaic) To try to achieve
To carry on a courtship
To deliberately begin to do (something):
To follow the development, process, or history of, esp. by proceeding from the latest to the earliest evidence, etc.
To use the sense of smell, as in savoring or investigating:
To search as a scout:
To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
To search for; to examine.
To carry further; advance:
To search; investigate
To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
To carry out an examination or investigation
To search; seek
To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To search deeply and laboriously:
To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
To aspire is defined as to desire something or to work toward a goal that you strongly want to reach.
(Intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
To seem or appear to be:
To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight.
To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
(Law) To answer a defendant's plea
To speak in defence against; to reply to in defence.
To bend one's efforts toward; aim at; pursue
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