thrive

play
intransitive verb \ˈthrīv\

Definition of thrive

thrived

or

throve

play \ˈthrōv\

thrived

also

thriven

play \ˈthri-vən\

thriving

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>

thriver

play \ˈthrī-vər\ noun

Examples of thrive in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of thrive

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


First Known Use: 13th century



THRIVE Defined for English Language Learners

thrive

play
intransitive verb \ˈthrīv\

Definition of thrive for English Language Learners

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


THRIVE Defined for Kids

thrive

play
verb \ˈthrīv\

Definition of thrive for Students

thrived

or

throve

\ˈthrōv\

thrived

also

thriven

\ˈthri-vən\

thriving

\ˈthrī-viŋ\
  1. :  to grow or develop very well :  flourish <Cacti thrive in dry conditions.> <Business is thriving.>



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