Thrive meaning

thrīv
To prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management.
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To grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically.
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Thrive means to grow strong and healthy.

An example of to thrive is the growth of a successful vegetable garden.

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To thrive is defined as to be successful in managing business or money.

An example of to thrive is investing in a stock that makes lots of money.

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To grow vigorously; flourish.

Some plants thrive in sandy soil.

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To be successful or make steady progress; prosper.

The town has been thriving on tourism.

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To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.

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To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.

Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.

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Origin of thrive

  • Middle English thriven from Old Norse thrīfask reflexive of thrīfa to seize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse þrífask, from þrifa (“grasp").

    From Wiktionary