verb \ˈpräs-pər\

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

: to become very active, healthy, or strong

pros·peredpros·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of PROSPER

intransitive verb
:  to succeed in an enterprise or activity; especially :  to achieve economic success
:  to become strong and flourishing
transitive verb
:  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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