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prosper

[pros-per] /ˈprɒs pər/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English prosperen < Latin prosperāre to make happy, derivative of prosperus prosperous
Related forms
unprospered, adjective
unprospering, adjective
Synonyms
1. See succeed.
Antonyms
1. fail.
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British Dictionary definitions for un prospered

prosper

/ˈprɒspə/
verb
1.
(usually intransitive) to thrive, succeed, etc, or cause to thrive, succeed, etc in a healthy way
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prosperāre to succeed, from prosperus fortunate, from pro-1 + spēs hope
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Word Origin and History for un prospered

prosper

v.

mid-14c., from Old French prosperer (14c.) and directly from Latin prosperare "cause to succeed, render happy," from prosperus "favorable, fortunate, prosperous," perhaps literally "agreeable to one's wishes," from Old Latin pro spere "according to expectation," from pro "for" + ablative of spes "hope," from PIE root *spe- "to flourish, succeed, thrive, prosper" (see speed (n.)).

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