Thrive

Definition of Thrive

Pronunciation: thrīv
v. i.1.To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
[imp. Throve (thrōv) or Thrived (thrīvd); p. p. Thrived or Thriven (thrĭv"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Thriving.]
Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold.
- I. Watts.
2.To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
O son, why sit we here, each other viewing
Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?
- Milton.
And so she throve and prospered.
- Tennyson.
3.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.

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