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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

Full Definition of prosper

pros·peredpros·per·ing 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

  1. She prospered as a real estate agent.

  2. He hopes his business will prosper.

  3. No crop can prosper in this heat.



Origin of prosper

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


First Known Use: 14th century



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