[ 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
synonym study for prosper
1. See succeed.
OTHER WORDS FROM prosperun·pros·pered, adjectiveun·pros·per·ing, adjective
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How to use prosper in a sentence
Across America, co-living held on as a concept and is beginning to prosper again.The Surprising Boom in Pandemic Co-Living|Charu Kasturi|February 4, 2021|Ozy
Continued military control of lucrative state properties ensures the generals will prosper even as their country buckles.Why China Stands to Gain from the Coup in Myanmar|Ian Bremmer|February 2, 2021|Time
Alibaba chief executive officer Daniel Zhang said in a meeting with local regulators on Friday that the company will only prosper in the future by complying with the rules, state-backed China News Service reported.Chinese regulators order Ant Group to focus on payments, stop short of breakup|lbelanger225|December 27, 2020|Fortune
Norman prospered in her new home, earning the friendship of the family she worked for and making friends in the neighborhood.A shocking 19th-century crime reveals the continued need for gender equality|Julie Miller|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
Prospering, he had bethought him of his younger brother, a soldier at home reputed somewhat wild.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for prosper
/ (ˈprɒspə) /
(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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