verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or thriv·en [thriv-uhn] /ˈθrɪv ən/, thriv·ing.
Origin of thrive
Synonyms for thrive
Related Words for throveshine, prosper, develop, mushroom, blossom, flourish, succeed, boom, bloom, grow, advance, batten, rise, radiate, increase, wax, score, burgeon, progress, arrive
Examples from the Web for throve
Historical Examples of throve
They grew and throve, and the silk they spun was twice as much as Kané had expected.
He throve; he became a professor; his wife bore him five children.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Thus, in spite of strange food and surroundings, the little one throve.Chatterbox, 1905.
She suckled and watched over it with great care, and it throve well.Anecdotes of Dogs
What son ever revolted even from the worst father, and throve in life?Lucretia, Complete
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.