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 sp?i-, 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 prosperare, to render fortunate, from prosperus, favorable; see sp&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
- A male given name