A strenuous effort in the face of difficulty:
Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
Having to do with conation
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.
Attempt is defined as to make an effort to do something.
To contest is to dispute or fight for something.
To crusade is defined as to rebel against an unfair practice.
To put to test.
To struggle for superiority (with someone) or enter into competition (for something); compete
To make or decorate by needlework:
A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
Exertion is defined as physical or mental effort, or to the use of force or influence.
A distressing or difficult happening or situation
A period of time:
Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
An intense competition:
An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
The definition of a rivalry is a competition or contest.
A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Conflict or struggle of any kind
The definition of a conflict is a fight or disagreement.
(used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
(Archaic) To try to achieve
To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
(Naut.) To sail on a reach
To behave in a specified way when handled or processed:
To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
To work on something.
To labor continuously; work strenuously.
To bring, put, do, etc. by struggling
To work; toil
To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
To bring to bear; exercise:
To strive in combat; fight
To struggle or force a way by struggling
To engage in or as if in battle.
(Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
(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 forget things; be forgetful
To leap lightly over.
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