- IPA: /θɹaɪv/
thrive (thrives, present participle thriving; past throve, past participle thriven)
- To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
- Not all animals thrive well in captivity.
- to thrive upon hard work
- 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 16,
- “It seems to me, reverend father,” said the knight, “that the small morsels which you eat, together with this holy, but somewhat thin beverage, have thriven with you marvellously.”
- 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, X:
- So, on I went. I think I never saw / Such starved ignoble nature; nothing throve: / For flowers - as well expect a cedar grove!
- 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 3,
- The growing things jumbled themselves together into a dense thicket; so tensely earnest were things about growing in Skedans that everything linked with everything else, hurrying to grow to the limit of its own capacity; weeds and weaklings alike throve in the rich moistness.
- To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
- Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.
- 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant Of Venice, Act II Scene 7
- [...] Deliver me the key.
- Here do I choose, and thrive I as I may!
- See also Thesaurus:prosper
- French: prospérer
- German: gedeihen, prosperieren
- Italian: prosperare
- Portuguese: prosperar, desenvolver-se, crescer
- Russian: расцветать
- Spanish: prosperar, crecer, medrar
- French: prospérer, s'épanouir
- German: aufblühen, blühen, florieren
- Italian: prosperare, fiorire
- Portuguese: prosperar
- Russian: благоденствовать
- Spanish: prosperar, medrar