prosper

[ pros-per ]
/ ˈprɒs pər /

verb (used without object)

to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to make successful or fortunate.

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Origin of prosper

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English prosperen, Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperāre “to make happy,” derivative of prosperus prosperous

synonym study for prosper

1. See succeed.

OTHER WORDS FROM prosper

un·pros·pered, adjectiveun·pros·per·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosper

prosper
/ (ˈprɒspə) /

verb

(usually intr) to thrive, succeed, etc, or cause to thrive, succeed, etc in a healthy way

Word Origin for prosper

C15: from Latin prosperāre to succeed, from prosperus fortunate, from pro- 1 + spēs hope
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