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thrive

 (thrīv)
intr.v. thrived or throve (thrōv), thrived or thriv·en (thrĭv′ən), thriv·ing, thrives
1. To grow vigorously; flourish: Some plants thrive in sandy soil.
2. To be successful or make steady progress; prosper: The town has been thriving on tourism.

[Middle English thriven, from Old Norse thrīfask, reflexive of thrīfa, to seize.]

thriv′er n.

thrive

(θraɪv)
vb (intr) , thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven (ˈθrɪvən)
1. to grow strongly and vigorously
2. to do well; prosper
[C13: from Old Norse thrīfask to grasp for oneself, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp, of obscure origin]
ˈthriver n
ˈthriving adj
ˈthrivingly adv

thrive

(θraɪv)

v.i. thrived throve, thrived thriv•en (ˈθrɪv ən) thriv•ing.
1. to prosper; be successful.
2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse thrīfast to thrive, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp]
thriv′er, n.
thriv′ing•ly, adv.

thrive


Past participle: thrived
Gerund: thriving

Imperative
thrive
thrive
Present
I thrive
you thrive
he/she/it thrives
we thrive
you thrive
they thrive
Preterite
I thrived
you thrived
he/she/it thrived
we thrived
you thrived
they thrived
Present Continuous
I am thriving
you are thriving
he/she/it is thriving
we are thriving
you are thriving
they are thriving
Present Perfect
I have thrived
you have thrived
he/she/it has thrived
we have thrived
you have thrived
they have thrived
Past Continuous
I was thriving
you were thriving
he/she/it was thriving
we were thriving
you were thriving
they were thriving
Past Perfect
I had thrived
you had thrived
he/she/it had thrived
we had thrived
you had thrived
they had thrived
Future
I will thrive
you will thrive
he/she/it will thrive
we will thrive
you will thrive
they will thrive
Future Perfect
I will have thrived
you will have thrived
he/she/it will have thrived
we will have thrived
you will have thrived
they will have thrived
Future Continuous
I will be thriving
you will be thriving
he/she/it will be thriving
we will be thriving
you will be thriving
they will be thriving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thriving
you have been thriving
he/she/it has been thriving
we have been thriving
you have been thriving
they have been thriving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thriving
you will have been thriving
he/she/it will have been thriving
we will have been thriving
you will have been thriving
they will have been thriving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thriving
you had been thriving
he/she/it had been thriving
we had been thriving
you had been thriving
they had been thriving
Conditional
I would thrive
you would thrive
he/she/it would thrive
we would thrive
you would thrive
they would thrive
Past Conditional
I would have thrived
you would have thrived
he/she/it would have thrived
we would have thrived
you would have thrived
they would have thrived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.thrive - grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
revive - be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; "Interest in ESP revived"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
luxuriate - thrive profusely or flourish extensively
2.thrive - make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

thrive

verb prosper, do well, flourish, increase, grow, develop, advance, succeed, get on, boom, bloom, wax, burgeon, grow rich, have legs (informal) Today his company continues to thrive.
fail, decline, wither, wilt, wane, perish, languish, droop, shrivel, stagnate

thrive

verb
1. To do or fare well:
Slang: score.
Idioms: get somewhere, go great guns, go strong.
2. To grow rapidly and luxuriantly:
Translations
ينْجَح، يَزْدَهِر
prospívat
trives
òrífast, dafna
tarpti
augtplauktzelt

thrive

[θraɪv] (throve or thrived (pt) (thrived or thriven (pp))) VI (= do well) [company, economy] → prosperar; (= grow) [plant] → crecer muy bien, prosperar; [animal, child] → desarrollarse (fig) → prosperar, medrar
the plant thrives herela planta crece muy bien or prospera aquí
business is thrivingel negocio prospera
to thrive on sth: children thrive on milkla leche contribuye al desarrollo de los niños
she seems to thrive on adversityparece que se crece en la adversidad

thrive

[ˈθraɪv] [thrived, throve] [ˈθrəʊv] (pt) [thrived] [ˈθraɪvd] [thriven] [ˈθrɪvən] (pp) vi
(= grow well) [animal, plant] → prospérer; [baby] → bien profiter
to be thriving [baby] → bien profiter
(= prosper) [business] → prospérer
to thrive on sth (= enjoy) → s'épanouir dans qch
he thrives on it → cela lui réussit

thrive

vi (= be in good health: animal, plant) → (gut) gedeihen; (child also)sich gut or prächtig entwickeln; (= do well, business) → blühen, florieren; (businessman)erfolgreich sein

thrive

[θraɪv] vi (be healthy, person, animal) → crescere or svilupparsi bene; (plant) → crescere rigoglioso/a (fig) (business) → prosperare
he thrives on it → gli fa bene, ne gode
children thrive on milk → il latte è ottimo per i bambini
she thrives on hard work → il lavoro le fa bene
business is thriving → il commercio prospera

thrive

(θraiv) verb
to grow strong and healthy. Children thrive on milk; The business is thriving.
ˈthriving adjective
successful. a thriving industry.

thrive

v. prosperar, progresar.
References in classic literature ?
All other literatures endure only as the elms which overshadow our houses; but this is like the great dragon-tree of the Western Isles, as old as mankind, and, whether that does or not, will endure as long; for the decay of other literatures makes the soil in which it thrives.
My rich cousin is a booby who thrives on landed property; he has done something for another booby who thrives on Politics, who knows a third booby who thrives on Commerce, who can do something for a fourth booby, thriving at present on nothing, whose name is Frank.
O Son, why sit we here each other viewing Idlely, while Satan our great Author thrives In other Worlds, and happier Seat provides For us his ofspring deare?
I will take no horses back with me to Ithaca, but will leave them to adorn your own stables, for you have much flat ground in your kingdom where lotus thrives, as also meadow-sweet and wheat and barley, and oats with their white and spreading ears; whereas in Ithaca we have neither open fields nor racecourses, and the country is more fit for goats than horses, and I like it the better for that.
The tree thrives well, beyond a doubt, madam," replied Dr.
Thus rumour thrives in the capital, and will not go down into Lincolnshire.
Darkness was just falling as we came in sight of the seemingly impregnable walls of this mountain stronghold, and lest we be seen I drew back with Woola behind a jutting granite promontory, into a clump of the hardy, purple scrub that thrives upon the barren sides of Otz.
Hope thrives best in sunlight, and I am sure that it does not thrive at all in a fog.
The medical profession thrives on two incurable diseases in these modern days--a He-disease and a She-disease.
The end must come some day, but in the meantime Jack thrives as much as ever; people are glad enough to shake him by the hand, ignore the little dark stories that are whispered every now and then against him, and pronounce him a good- natured, jovial, reckless fellow.
And we said no more about the emperor's gift; for pride thrives on an empty pocket, and no privation would have drawn from me the proposal which I had expected Raffles to make.
And I have no doubt that he will thrive, and be a very rich man in timeand his being illiterate and coarse need not disturb us.