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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 thrivethriv·er, noun
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How to use thrive in a sentence
This allows multiple species to thrive as a group, Herrick says.Jumping ‘snake worms’ are invading U.S. forests|Megan Sever|November 9, 2020|Science News For Students
Females naturally want to ensure that at least some of those young survive and thrive.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart|Laura Erickson|November 6, 2020|Popular-Science
If investors, CEOs, and C-suite leaders recognize the true economic weight of women as the “chief medical officers” of their families, we can build big businesses and a thriving health care system at the same time.Women are America’s most important health care customers. So why is the system designed by men?|jakemeth|November 5, 2020|Fortune
I realized it would be impossible for me to thrive, especially after I became a single mom, without the benefits of a workplace that values diversity and an inclusive culture.Valerie Jarrett: We need a President who understands the challenges of working women|jakemeth|November 2, 2020|Fortune
Luckily, Appelbaum’s workplace was not only willing to help its own employees, but it’s also their mission to help those with disabilities thrive in society.How WFH has affected employees with disabilities|Kristine Gill|October 30, 2020|Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for thrive
/ (θraɪv) /
verb thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven (ˈθrɪvən) (intr)
to grow strongly and vigorously
to do well; prosper
Derived forms of thrivethriver, 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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