Grow vs. Thrive
Grow and Thrive Definitions
To increase in size by a natural process.
To grow vigorously; flourish
Some plants thrive in sandy soil.
To expand; gain
The business grew under new owners.
To be successful or make steady progress; prosper
The town has been thriving on tourism.
To increase in amount or degree; intensify
The suspense grew.
To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
Not all animals thrive well in captivity.
To thrive upon hard work
To develop and reach maturity.
To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.
To be capable of growth; thrive
A plant that grows in shade.
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.
To become attached by or as if by the process of growth
Tree trunks that had grown together.
To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.
O son, why sit we here, each other viewingIdly, while Satan, our great author, thrives?
And so she throve and prospered.
To come into existence from a source; spring up
Love that grew from friendship.
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.
To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become
The economy was booming
To cause to grow; raise
Gain in wealth
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process
Grow a beard.
Usage Problem To cause to increase or expand by concerted effort
Strategies that grew the family business.
(ergative) To become larger, to increase in magnitude.
Children grow quickly.
To undergo growth; to be present somewhere
Apples now grow all over the world.
(intransitive) To appear or sprout.
Leaf buds grew on the trees with the advance of spring.
A long tail began to grow from his backside.
(intransitive) To develop, to mature.
As I grew throughout adolescence, I came to appreciate many things about human nature.
(transitive) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.
He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.
Have you ever grown your hair before?
(copulative) To assume a condition or quality over time.
The boy grew wise as he matured.
The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled.
You have grown strong.
To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; - said of animals and vegetables and their organs.
To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
Winter began to grow fast on.
Even just the sum that I do owe to youIs growing to me by Antipholus.
To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries.
Where law faileth, error groweth.
To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
For his mindHad grown Suspicion's sanctuary.
To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
These wars have grown out of commercial considerations.
To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;
The weather turned nasty
She grew angry
Become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain;
The problem grew too large for me
Her business grew fast
Increase in size by natural process;
Corn doesn't grow here
In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees
Cause to grow or develop;
He grows vegetables in his backyard
Develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;
He matured fast
The child grew fast
Come into existence; take on form or shape;
A new religious movement originated in that country
A love that sprang up from friendship
The idea for the book grew out of a short story
An interesting phenomenon uprose
Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;
The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
They produce good ham in Parma
We grow wheat here
We raise hogs here
Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);
He grew a beard
The patient developed abdominal pains
I got funny spots all over my body
Grow emotionally or mature;
The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten
When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior
Become attached by or as if by the process of growth;
The tree trunks had grown together