thrive ( thrives 3rd person present) ( thriving present participle) ( thrived past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone or something thrives, they do well and are successful, healthy, or strong.
Today his company continues to thrive... V
...the river's thriving population of kingfishers. V-ing
2 verb If you say that someone thrives on a particular situation, you mean that they enjoy it or that they can deal with it very well, especially when other people find it unpleasant or difficult.
Many people thrive on a stressful lifestyle... V on n/-ing
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
advance, bloom, boom, burgeon, develop, do well, flourish, get on, grow, grow rich, increase, prosper, succeed, wax
decline, droop, fail, languish, perish, shrivel, stagnate, wane, wilt, wither
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