Pros·per v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prospered p. pr. & vb. n. Prospering.] To favor; to render successful. “Prosper thou our handiwork.”
All things concur toprosper our design. --Dryden.
Pros·per, v. i.
1. To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
They, in their earthly Canaan placed,
Long time shall dwell and prosper. --Milton.
2. To grow; to increase. [Obs.]
Black cherry trees prosper even to considerable timber. --Evelyn.
v 1: grow stronger; "The economy was booming" [syn: boom, thrive,
get ahead, flourish, expand]
2: gain in wealth [syn: thrive, fly high, flourish]