[ 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.
Words nearby prosper
Origin of prosper
1425–75; late Middle English prosperen < Latin prosperāre to make happy, derivative of prosperus prosperous
OTHER WORDS FROM prosperun·pros·pered, adjectiveun·pros·per·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for prospers
So there is an end forever to the hope that a child of the Buntingford Brewery should sit upon the throne of the Prospers.
The Puffles is not quite equal to the Prospers, as I can hear.
British Dictionary definitions for prospers
/ (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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