A past tense of thrive.
- Simple past tense of thrive.
Variant of thrive
intransitive verbthrived or throve, thrived or thriven , thriving
- to prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management
- to grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically
Origin of thriveMiddle English thrifen ; from Old Norse thrifast, to prosper, reflex. of thrifa, to grasp