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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  
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thrive  

  
advance, bloom, boom, burgeon, develop, do well, flourish, get on, grow, grow rich, increase, prosper, succeed, wax  
  
Antonyms     
   decline, droop, fail, languish, perish, shrivel, stagnate, wane, wilt, wither  

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thrice, thriller, thrilled, three

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