The verb thrive means to do well, to grow, and to be successful.

Synonyms are bloom, develop, flourish, or prosper.

The word origins from a Scandinavian (12th century) source akin to Old Norse þrifask meaning “to thrive” originally “grasp to oneself” and probably reflexive of þrifa meaning “to clutch, grasp, grip, take hold of” (source also from Norwegian triva meaning “to seize,” Swedish trifvas, and Danish trives meaning “to flourish”).

They thrive in the Himalayan Mountains and are superior in hunting wild goats.

These plant species can thrive in almost any soil.

I didn’t thrive well during the winter season in Canada. It was the coldest winter I experienced.