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thrive - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'thrive' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Thrive [ v. i.]
- To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
- To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
- To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

Meaning of 'thrive' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . thrive [ v]
Meaning (1):
- grow vigorously
Example in sentence:
  • business is booming;
  • The deer population in this town is thriving
Meaning (2):
- make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
Example in sentence:
  • The new student is thriving