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thrive

play
intransitive verb \ˈthrīv\

Simple Definition of thrive

  • : to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed

Full Definition of thrive

thrived or throve play \ˈthrōv\ thrived also thriv·en play \ˈthri-vən\ thriv·ing play \ˈthrī-viŋ\

  1. 1 :  to grow vigorously :  flourish

  2. 2 :  to gain in wealth or possessions :  prosper

  3. 3 :  to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on <thrives on conflict>

thriv·er play \ˈthrī-vər\ noun

Examples of thrive

  1. <these plants thrive with relatively little sunlight>

  2. <going to a school for gifted students will help him thrive as a musical prodigy>



Origin of thrive

Middle English, from Old Norse thrīfask, probably reflexive of thrīfa to grasp


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with thrive




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