[pros-per] /ˈprɒs pər/
verb (used without object)
to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to make successful or fortunate.
1425–75; late Middle English prosperen < Latin prosperāre to make happy, derivative of prosperus prosperous
Related forms
unprospered, adjective
unprospering, adjective
1. See succeed.
1. fail.
Example Sentences for prospering
If you want to live in a nation that is prospering, make sure that its available energy supply is abundant.
Animals and plants seem to be prospering near the infamous nuclear reactor.
Yet highly developed social skills are in fact a hallmark of our big cities-and the cities are prospering because this is so.
If you want to live in a nation that is prospering make sure that its available energy supply is abundant.
prospering is having peace of mind and making good decisions and having good relationships, and your health.
She tried getting work at the garment factories now prospering on the former base.
Companies that have targeted these niches are prospering nicely.
The answer is that neither has prospered recently, though to be frank they weren't prospering much before either.
The state is prospering on the back of booms in mining and farming, as well as steady growth in tourism.
Now, these countries are peaceful, prospering and likely to benefit from the demographic dividend.
British Dictionary definitions for prospering
prosper (ˈprɒspə)
(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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Word Origin and History for prospering
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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