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thriveverb [ I ]

uk /θraɪv/ us /θraɪv/ thrived or US also throve, thrived or US also thriven

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thriveverb [ I ]

us /θrɑɪv/

to grow, develop, or be successful:

She seems to thrive on hard work.

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"thrive" in Business English

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thriveverb [ I ]

uk /θraɪv/ us thrived, thrived, US also throve, thriven

to grow, develop, and become successful:

Industries such as water, telecoms, and insurance have been thriving.
thrive on sth Some employees thrive on the challenge of intense workloads.

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He appealed to political leaders to combat manipulation based on people's fears and the irrational arguments which he believes have allowed populism to thrive in many countries.
Therefore, the support criteria need to be changed, otherwise only the large agricultural units will continue to thrive, while the small, environmentally friendly farms see their future disappear.
You thrive when challenged.
Exceptions are almost always due to human intervention, such as protection in reserves, or to species that tend to thrive in human-dominated landscapes.
Surely it is unacceptable that practices such as trafficking in children and slavery still exist, and even thrive, in the twenty-first century.
We know that cod is a key predator of prawns so it is not surprising that when the cod decline the prawns thrive.
Necessary because racism continues to thrive.
In that way we will maintain workers' safety while continuing to allow businesses the flexibility they need to thrive in the modern marketplace.
European education and culture, traditionally characterised by cultural diversity, have every opportunity to thrive in an open world market and indirectly to support minority cultures, in particular.
We need to strike a balance between introducing regulations that will allow the biotechnology industry to thrive in the future and maintaining public confidence.