- Prosper is defined as to do well or succeed in life.
An example of prosper is to become a successful architect.
Origin of prosperMiddle English prosperen ; from Middle French prosperer ; from Classical Latin prosperare, to cause to prosper ; from prosperus, favorable ; from prospere, fortunately ; from pro spere ; from pro, according to (see pro-) + stem of spes, hope ; from Indo-European base an unverified form spēi-, to flourish, succeed from source speed
intransitive verbpros·pered, pros·per·ing, pros·pers
Origin of prosperMiddle English prosperen, from Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperāre, to render fortunate, from prosperus, favorable; see spē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present prospers, present participle prospering, simple past and past participle prospered)