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prosper

[ pros-per ]
/ ˈprɒs pər /
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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
1. See succeed.
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
C15: from Latin prosperāre to succeed, from prosperus fortunate, from pro- 1 + spēs hope
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