flourish

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈflʌɹ.ɪʃ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈflɝ.ɪʃ/
    • (hypercorrection) IPA: /ˈflʊɹ.ɪʃ/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
flourish

Third-person singular
flourishes

Past tense
flourished

Past participle
flourished

Present participle
flourishing

  1. (intransitive) If something flourishes, it thrives or grows well or successfully.
    The plants flourished in the greenhouse.
    Under the new government, the agricultural industry flourished.