How Do You Spell THRIVE?

Pronunciation: [θɹˈa͡ɪv] (IPA)

The word "thrive" is spelled with a "th" at the beginning because it is a voiceless dental fricative sound, represented by the IPA symbol /θ/. This sound is made by placing the tip of the tongue behind the upper front teeth and blowing air out. The "r" in "thrive" is an rhotic consonant, represented by the IPA symbol /r/, which is pronounced with the back of the tongue lifted towards the hard palate. With its strong "v" and "r" sounds, "thrive" denotes growth, success, and prosperity.

THRIVE Meaning and Definition

  1. Thrive, verb:

    1. To prosper, flourish, or grow vigorously; to achieve success or make steady progress.

    Example: The young entrepreneur’s business thrived and expanded rapidly in its first year.

    2. To develop or progress in a healthy and favorable manner; to be in a state of thriving or well-being.

    Example: With proper care and attention, the plants in the garden thrived and produced abundant flowers.

    3. To thrive on something; to derive strength, energy, or motivation from a particular source.

    Example: She thrives on competition and always performs at her best when faced with a challenge.

    4. To exist or live with vitality; to flourish or be successful in a specified environment, condition, or situation.

    Example: Tropical plants thrive in a warm and humid climate.

    5. To be in a state of continual growth or expansion, often through favorable circumstances.

    Example: The company thrived during the economic boom, steadily increasing its market share and profitability.

    6. To be in a state of abundance or plenty; to experience ample or abundant resources or opportunities.

    Example: The community center thrived due to the generous donations and dedicated volunteers.

    In summary, thrive encompasses the idea of flourishing, achieving success, or making steady progress in various aspects of life, ranging from personal growth and well-being to business or environmental conditions. It emphasizes a state of vitality, prosperity, and favorable circumstances that contribute to the overall development, strength, and success of individuals, entities, or ecosystems.

  2. To prosper, particularly by economical and good management; to increase in goods and property; to flourish; to grow.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of THRIVE

The word "thrive" originated from the Old Norse word "þrīfask" (pronounced thrifask), which means "to grasp for oneself". It is a combination of the prefix "þri-" meaning "to grasp" and the reflexive suffix "-fask" indicating "self" or "oneself". The Old Norse word "þrífa" can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word "*thribaną", which means "to seize" or "to grip". Over time, it evolved into Middle English and eventually became the word "thrive" in modern English.

Idioms with the word THRIVE

  • thrive (up)on sth The idiom "thrive (up)on something" means to gain strength, energy, or success from a particular thing or situation. It suggests that someone or something not only manages to cope with the thing or situation but also excels or prospers because of it.
  • failure to thrive

Similar spelling words for THRIVE

Conjugate verb Thrive


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I would have been thriving
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I would be thriving
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I will thrive
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I will be thriving
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you thrive
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to thrive


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I was thriving
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thriven; thrived


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I had been thriving
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I thrive
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I am thriving
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I have been thriving
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I throve; thrived
you throve; thrived
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I would have thrived
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