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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]

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From Old Norse þrífask, from þrifa.


  • /θraɪv/


  1. To grow or increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
    • 1819: “It seems to me, reverend father,” said the knight, “that the small morsels which you eat, together with this holy, but somewhat thin beverage, have thriven with you marvellously.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  2. To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
    Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.


to increase in bulk or stature
to prosper by industry

Extensive Definition

Thrive is the ninth studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in 2002. It features the singles "It Is You," "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)," and "Lord (I Don't Know)." Thrive debuted at #38 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 37,000 units.

Track listing

  1. "Giving It Over" – 3:47
  2. "Live In Stereo" – 3:06
  3. "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)" – 4:14
  4. "Thrive" – 3:53
  5. "Rescue" – 4:22
  6. "It Is You" – 4:22
  7. "Cornelius" – 3:31
  8. "The Fad of The Land" – 3:18
  9. "John Woo" – 3:09
  10. "Lord (I Don't Know)" – 3:46

Radio singles

  • "It Is You"
  • "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)"
  • "Giving It Over"
  • "The Fad of the Land"
  • "John Woo"
  • "Live In Stereo"
According to Mediabase, the songs that have received the most spins on airplay (as of August 2007) are as follows, from greatest to least: "It Is You" (38,963 spins), "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)" (28,815 spins), "Lord (I Don't Know)" (141 spins), "John Woo" (78 spins), "Cornelius" (43 spins), "Live in Stereo" (7 spins), "Rescue" (6 spins), "The Fad of the Land" (5 spins), "Giving It Over" (5 spins), and "Thrive" (2 spins).
Thrive Energy Drink is a great tasting drink sold world wide through direct sales and affiliates.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance, arrive, batten, be energetic, be vigorous, bloom, blossom, boom, brew, burgeon, burst with energy, come on, develop, fatten, flourish, flower, fructify, gather, germinate, go, grow, grow fat, grow up, have energy, hypertrophy, increase, make out, mature, mushroom, outgrow, overdevelop, overflow with energy, overgrow, overtop, procreate, progress, prosper, pullulate, reproduce, ripen, score, shoot up, spring up, sprout, sprout up, succeed, tower, turn out well, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate, wax
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