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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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