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thrive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of thrive

  1. 1 to grow vigorously <these plants thrive with relatively little sunlight> Synonyms burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, prosper Related Words luxuriate, overgrow, proliferate, shoot up; germinate, root, sprout; bloom, flower, fruit, produce, propagate, regenerate, seed

  2. 2 to reach a desired level of accomplishment <going to a school for gifted students will help him thrive as a musical prodigy> Synonyms arrive, flourish, prosper, succeedRelated Words prevail, triumph, win; excelNear Antonyms flounder, struggleAntonyms fail





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