verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- prosperity gospel,
Origin of prosper
Examples from the Web for prospering
Prospering, he had bethought him of his younger brother, a soldier at home reputed somewhat wild.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
Word Origin for prosper
mid-14c., from Old French prosperer (14c.) and directly from Latin prosperare "cause to succeed, render happy," from prosperus "favorable, fortunate, prosperous," perhaps literally "agreeable to one's wishes," from Old Latin pro spere "according to expectation," from pro "for" + ablative of spes "hope," from PIE root *spe- "to flourish, succeed, thrive, prosper" (see speed (n.)).