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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thrive /ˈθraɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrive v. i. [imp. Throve or Thrived p. p. Thrived or Thriven p. pr. & vb. n. Thriving.]
 1. To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.
    Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold.   --I. Watts.
 2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success. “They by vices thrive.”
 O son, why sit we here, each other viewing
 Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?   --Milton.
    And so she throve and prospered.   --Tennyson.
 3. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: grow stronger; "The economy was booming" [syn: boom, prosper,
            get ahead, flourish, expand]
      2: gain in wealth [syn: prosper, fly high, flourish]
      [also: throve, thriven]