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A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey

Meaning of "thrive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THRIVE

From Old Norse thrīfask to grasp for oneself, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp, of obscure origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THRIVE

thrive  [θraɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thrive is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb thrive in English.

WHAT DOES THRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of thrive in the English dictionary

The definition of thrive in the dictionary is to grow strongly and vigorously. Other definition of thrive is to do well; prosper.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO THRIVE

PRESENT

Present
I thrive
you thrive
he/she/it thrives
we thrive
you thrive
they thrive
Present continuous
I am thriving
you are thriving
he/she/it is thriving
we are thriving
you are thriving
they are thriving
Present perfect
I have thrived
you have thrived
he/she/it has thrived
we have thrived
you have thrived
they have thrived
Present perfect continuous
I have been thriving
you have been thriving
he/she/it has been thriving
we have been thriving
you have been thriving
they have been thriving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I thrived
you thrived
he/she/it thrived
we thrived
you thrived
they thrived
Past continuous
I was thriving
you were thriving
he/she/it was thriving
we were thriving
you were thriving
they were thriving
Past perfect
I had thrived
you had thrived
he/she/it had thrived
we had thrived
you had thrived
they had thrived
Past perfect continuous
I had been thriving
you had been thriving
he/she/it had been thriving
we had been thriving
you had been thriving
they had been thriving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will thrive
you will thrive
he/she/it will thrive
we will thrive
you will thrive
they will thrive
Future continuous
I will be thriving
you will be thriving
he/she/it will be thriving
we will be thriving
you will be thriving
they will be thriving
Future perfect
I will have thrived
you will have thrived
he/she/it will have thrived
we will have thrived
you will have thrived
they will have thrived
Future perfect continuous
I will have been thriving
you will have been thriving
he/she/it will have been thriving
we will have been thriving
you will have been thriving
they will have been thriving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would thrive
you would thrive
he/she/it would thrive
we would thrive
you would thrive
they would thrive
Conditional continuous
I would be thriving
you would be thriving
he/she/it would be thriving
we would be thriving
you would be thriving
they would be thriving
Conditional perfect
I would have thrive
you would have thrive
he/she/it would have thrive
we would have thrive
you would have thrive
they would have thrive
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been thriving
you would have been thriving
he/she/it would have been thriving
we would have been thriving
you would have been thriving
they would have been thriving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you thrive
we let´s thrive
you thrive
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to thrive
Past participle
thrived
Present Participle
thriving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
drive
draɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
rive
raɪv
strive
straɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THRIVE

thriftless
thriftlessly
thriftlessness
thrifty
thrill
thrill-seeker
thrilled
thrilled to bits
thriller
thrilling
thrillingly
thrillingness
thrilly
thrips
thriveless
thriven
thriver
thriving
thrivingly
thrivingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE THRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
sex drive
shrive
test drive
test-drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of thrive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THRIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «thrive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of thrive

Translation of «thrive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THRIVE

Find out the translation of thrive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thrive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thrive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兴旺发达
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prosperar
570 millions of speakers

English

thrive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पनपे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تزدهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

процветать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prosperar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উন্নতিলাভ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prospérer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkembang maju
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gedeihen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

良い状態にある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

번창하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Berkembang dadi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phát triển mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செழித்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोसणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gelişmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prosperare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prosperować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

процвітати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prospera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευδοκιμούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

floreer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frodas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trives
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thrive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THRIVE»

The term «thrive» is very widely used and occupies the 15.038 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thrive

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10 QUOTES WITH «THRIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thrive.
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Phil Anselmo
I've heard too many times where people say that I'm this ultra-serious guy. In truth, I've got an extremely absurd sense of humor. I thrive on the absurd - I love it.
2
Liberty Hyde Bailey
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
3
J. G. Ballard
Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.
4
Courtney Barnett
Artists thrive off each other, and when you see other people doing cool stuff, it inspires you to do cool stuff.
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Michael Bay
A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it.
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Kathryn Bigelow
I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me.
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Jamie Campbell Bower
I tend to thrive on being misquoted. It's the only way I sound good.
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Pam Brown
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
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Bryan Callen
Some comics really thrive on being disrespectful, especially toward women, and it's somehow understood as edgy, but I'm the opposite. I've never liked curse words for that reason.
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Jamais Cascio
Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THRIVE»

Discover the use of thrive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thrive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in ...
Outlines a long-term vegan diet plan to help achieve optimal health and energy, describing the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state and providing a twelve-week meal plan that combines allergen-free recipes with raw food ...
Brendan Brazier, 2008
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Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health
If you're looking for sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness to meet modern-day demands, Thrive Foods is your go-to recipe source.
Brendan Brazier, 2011
3
Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
The first book to identify demographically proven "happiness hotspots" worldwide documents the happiest people on Earth and reveals how people can create their own happy zones.
Dan Buettner, 2011
4
The Thrive Diet: The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce ...
Features a twelve-week whole foods meal plan and over one hundred vegan recipes; contains exercise-specific recipes, including snacks and sport drinks; and offers an exercise plan that complements the diet program.
Brendan Brazier, 2007
5
Design to Thrive: Creating Social Networks and Online ...
The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community.
Tharon Howard, 2009
6
Net Smart: How to Thrive Online
In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully.
Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks, 2012
7
Open Business Models: How To Thrive In The New Innovation ...
In Open Business Models, Chesbrough takes readers to the next step—explaining how to make money in an open innovation landscape.
Henry Chesbrough, 2013
8
Thrive Fitness: The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum ...
Introduces a fitness program that includes instructions for a six-week workout regimen along with recommendations for fifteen top vegan foods and thirty recipes to enhance performance.
Brendan Brazier, 2009
9
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank
The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.
John G. Gabriel, Paul C. Farmer, 2009
10
Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing what They Know
Going beyond "one-size-fits-all" approaches and simple generalities like upper management involvement and cultural issues, this important book will help organizations of every kind construct knowledge transfer systems tailored to their ...
Nancy M. Dixon, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thrive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Free Thrive Coffee During February at Chick Fil A
THRIVE gives directly to their producers, a network of family farmers in Central America, which allows farmers to earn up to 10 times more for their coffee than ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Feb 15»
2
Three wounded in Dallas nightclub shooting
Police said the incident happened at Thrive in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1015 Elm Street. According to investigators, 21-year-old Eduardo Masagua suffered a ... «WFAA, Feb 15»
3
Ford's Theatre to raise funds for homeless charity Thrive D.C.
Thrive D.C. was previously known as the Dinner Program for Homeless Women. The charity focuses on preventing and ending homelessness. It provides meals ... «WJLA, Nov 14»
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With new $400 million fund, Thrive Capital is New York's quietest …
Unlike just about every venture capital firm, Thrive Capital doesn't tweet. The firm doesn't have a blog, and it certainly hasn't hired an in-house journalist, as has ... «Fortune, Oct 14»
5
How Meaningful Relationships Can Help Us Thrive
Researchers believe people will be most likely to thrive with well-functioning close relationships that serve different support functions — whether the relationship ... «PsychCentral.com, Sep 14»
6
Redefining Success -- Lessons From Arianna Huffington's Thrive
Imagine finding the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington on the morning of April 6, 2007 lying on the floor, in a pool of blood, ... «Huffington Post, May 14»
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Four Life-Changing Concepts Arianna Huffington Taught Me
Her new bestselling book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder draws on the latest ... «Forbes, May 14»
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Why some thrive and others wither under stress
If you're like most people, you think of resilience as the ability to bounce back from tragedy — a lost job, a serious illness or a family death. And you may believe, ... «USA TODAY, May 14»
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How Do We Get Millennials to Thrive?
Last week 'content queen' Arianna Huffington took center stage at a Chicago benefit to talk about her new book, Thrive. I'd seen her 'live' before, but this time, ... «Huffington Post, May 14»
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Thrive Conference: Live Updates From Arianna Huffington & Mika …
Huffington implores us to ask ourselves if we're really thriving -- or are we merely surviving? Though we may be achieving success in the traditional sense, ... «Huffington Post, Apr 14»

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