verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby flourish
Origin of flourish
SYNONYMS FOR flourish
OTHER WORDS FROM flourishflour·ish·er, nounout·flour·ish, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for flourished
Before ISIS militants surrounded the Syrian city, it had flourished as a place of tolerance and free speech.
As the Arabian Peninsula flourished, the area became the center of cultural development.
In Mauritania, Chinguetti once flourished with scholars, pilgrims, and religious leaders.
Only one of them, Mormonism, has taken root and flourished as a true religion sprung from our own native ground.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That turned out to be the right decision, because my act really grew and flourished most after my writing job at SNL.
I flourished it before him, and pointed with one hand to the broken desk, which he had not yet observed in his craven agitation.
Eschenbach (eshen-ba˙h), Wolfram von, German medival poet or minnesinger, flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The lower arm of Z is sometimes drawn out (see E, 3): it may be curved and pointed (or flourished).Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering|Edward Johnston
Norman felt unusually happy, he flourished his stick without attempting to beat Fanny, and shouted at the top of his voice.Norman Vallery|W.H.G. Kingston
He flourished about the middle of the seventeenth century and painted landscapes.
British Dictionary definitions for flourished
- the state of flourishing
- the state of flowering