prosper

See also: pròsper, Pròsper, and Prosper

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperō (I render happy), from prosperus (prosperous), from prō + spēbus, ablative of spēs.

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prosper (third-person singular simple present prospers, present participle prospering, simple past and past participle prospered)

  1. (transitive) To favor; to render successful.
    • Book of Common Prayer
      Prosper thou our handiwork.
    • Dryden
      All things concur to prosper our design.
  2. (intransitive) To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
  3. (intransitive) To grow; to increase.

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 14:42