verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or thriv·en [thriv-uhn] /ˈθrɪv ən/, thriv·ing.
Origin of thrive
Examples from the Web for thriven
All that can be said is that the manufacturing and industrial interests of Great Britain seem to have thriven under it.The Arena|Various
There was a very marked improvement in their appearance, they had thriven splendidly.
You Italians have thriven on our commercial and industrial enterprise.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
We also meet with them in our American Islands, whither they have been transported from Europe, and have thriven extremely well.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VI (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
And all the time his genius, already vigorous enough in all conscience, throve on his suffering as it had thriven on his joy.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
verb thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven (ˈθrɪvən) (intr)
Word Origin for thrive
c.1200, from Old Norse þrifask "to thrive," originally "grasp to oneself," probably from Old Norse þrifa "to clutch, grasp, grip" (cf. Swedish trifvas, Danish trives "to thrive, flourish"), of unknown origin. Related: Thrived; thriving.