Definition of 'prosper'
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For animals to survive and prosper, they often need to rely on others to find food and guard against predators. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For animals to survive and prosper, they often need to rely on others to find food and guard against predators. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They can survive and prosper in isolation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tough economic times also mean that businesses need to perform that much better to grow and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Studies have shown that people prosper much better in employment than on handouts. The Sun (2015)So what do investment banks need to do to survive and prosper? Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no secret sauce or magic pill that will make a church grow or prosper. Christianity Today (2000)It is only the people smugglers who prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Other politicians in other countries have behaved worse and escaped to survive and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Seeing my son grow up and prosper is what matters most. The Sun (2008)Our shared objective must be to help social enterprises grow and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Good management armed with the skills to focus on untapped potential has enabled all these ten companies to grow and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The senior military and civil service prospered as well, together with a small middle class. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)With stronger economic policies and stricter financial discipline, the euro can survive and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is a place in which they survive and prosper, this is their home. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Other people prosper and grow rich, and hold their paltry names high and dry above shame. North and South (1855)In capitalist societies, the role of the government is to ensure that businesses grow and prosper. Sociology (1995)A major record company needs to have both to survive and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We survived and then prospered, but that experience has given me a real drive to help small businesses. The Sun (2014)By allowing an animal to survive and prosper in a particular environment, natural selection is an adaptive process. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Animals need to adapt their bodies to survive and prosper in extreme conditions, as do cricketers their skills. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A sense of common purpose will not be enough to make an independent Scotland thrive and prosper. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So little owls survive and prosper because - well, because we just like them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Far from destitution, Britain would undoubtedly thrive and prosper. The Sun (2016)If you know you can survive the lean times, you'll be well placed to prosper when things get better. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I want my lawn to thrive and prosper, and yet it won't. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: prosper VERB
If people or businesses prosper, they are successful and do well.
His business continued to prosper.
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