Definition of thrive
- thrives on conflict
these plants thrive with relatively little sunlight
going to a school for gifted students will help him thrive as a musical prodigy
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed
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