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English definition of “thrive”

thrive

verb [I]     /θraɪv/ (thrived or US also throve, thrived or US also thriven)
C1 to grow, develop, or be successful: His business thrived in the years before the war. She seems to thrive on stress.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling thriving     /ˈθraɪ.vɪŋ/ adjective C2 a thriving economySuccessful (things or people)
(Definition of thrive verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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