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PROSPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prosper mean? 

PROSPER (verb)
  The verb PROSPER has 2 senses:

1. grow stronger
2. gain in wealth

  Familiarity information: PROSPER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSPER (verb)


Sense 1prosper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow stronger

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

thrive; flourish; prosper; get ahead; expand; boom

Context example:

The economy was booming

Hypernyms (to "prosper" is one way to...):

grow (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prosper"):

revive (be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength)

luxuriate (thrive profusely or flourish extensively)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The business is going to prosper


Sense 2prosper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gain in wealth

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

flourish; fly high; prosper; thrive

Hypernyms (to "prosper" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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