Pros"per (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prospered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prospering.] [F. prosp'erer v. i., or L. prosperare, v. i., or L. prosperare, v. t., fr. prosper or prosperus. See Prosperous.]

To favor; to render successful.

"Prosper thou our handiwork."

Bk. of Common Prayer.

All things concur toprosper our design. Dryden.

 

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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.

 

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