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prosper

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verb pros·per \ˈpräs-pər\

Simple Definition of prosper

  • : to become very successful usually by making a lot of money

  • : to become very active, healthy, or strong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prosper

prospered

prospering

play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to succeed in an enterprise or activity; especially :  to achieve economic success

  3. 2 :  to become strong and flourishing

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to succeed or thrive

Examples of prosper in a sentence

  1. She prospered as a real estate agent.

  2. He hopes his business will prosper.

  3. No crop can prosper in this heat.



Origin and Etymology of prosper

Middle English, from Anglo-French prosperer, from Latin prosperare to cause to succeed, from prosperus favorable


First Known Use: 14th century


PROSPER Defined for Kids

prosper

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verb pros·per \ˈprä-spər\

Definition of prosper for Students

prospered

prospering

  1. 1 :  to become successful usually by making money

  2. 2 :  1flourish 1, thrive





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