prosper

[pros-per]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.
verb (used with object)
2.
Archaic. to make successful or fortunate.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English prosperen < Latin prosperāre to make happy, derivative of prosperus prosperous

unprospered, adjective
unprospering, adjective


1. See succeed.


1. fail.
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prosper (ˈprɒspə)
 
vb
(usually intr) to thrive, succeed, etc, or cause to thrive, succeed, etc in a healthy way
 
[C15: from Latin prosperāre to succeed, from prosperus fortunate, from pro-1 + spēs hope]

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prosper
mid-15c., from O.Fr. prosperer (14c.), from L. prosperare "cause to succeed, render happy," from prosperus "favorable, fortunate, prosperous," perhaps lit. "agreeable to one's wishes," from Old L. pro spere "according to expectation," from pro "for" + abl. of spes "hope," from PIE base *spei- "to flourish,
succeed."
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PROSPER definition


["PROSPER: A Language for Specification by Prototyping", J. Leszczylowski, Comp Langs 14(3):165-180 (1989)].

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Example sentences
But a university divided against itself will no more prosper or even survive
  than a cleaved house or country.
The only way that companies can prosper in these markets is to cut costs
  relentlessly and accept profit margins close to zero.
Countries that anticipate these developments can fill the gaps and prosper.
Given the right tools and encouragement, they will prosper beyond our wildest
  imagination.
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