flourish - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/ˈflʌrɪʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyflourish
he/she/itflourishes
present participleflourishing
past tenseflourished
past participleflourished
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to grow well and be healthy

    Most plants flourish in this rich soil.

    Wildlife seems to flourish in the area.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be very successful

    The congregation continued to grow and flourish.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to wave something in the air so that people notice it

    She came in flourishing a photograph.