thrive

[ thrahyv ]
/ θraɪv /

verb (used without object), thrived or throve [throhv], /θroʊv/, thrived or thriv·en [thriv-uhn], /ˈθrɪv ən/, thriv·ing.

to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
to grow or develop vigorously; flourish: The children thrived in the country.

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Origin of thrive

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English thriven, from Old Norse thrīfast “to thrive,” reflexive of thrīfa “to grasp”

synonym study for thrive

1. See succeed.

OTHER WORDS FROM thrive

thriver, nounthriv·ing·ly, adverbun·thriv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrive

thrive
/ (θraɪv) /

verb thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven (ˈθrɪvən) (intr)

to grow strongly and vigorously
to do well; prosper

Derived forms of thrive

thriver, nounthriving, adjectivethrivingly, adverb

Word Origin for thrive

C13: from Old Norse thrīfask to grasp for oneself, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp, of obscure origin
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