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Synonyms of flourish in English:


  • 1 ferns flourish in the shade
    grow, thrive, prosper, do well, burgeon, increase, multiply, proliferate;
    spring up, shoot up, bloom, blossom, bear fruit, burst forth, run riot
    [Antonyms] die, wither
  • 2 the arts flourished
    thrive, prosper, bloom, be in good health, be vigorous, be in its heyday;
    progress, make progress, advance, make headway, develop, improve;
    evolve, make strides, move forward (in leaps and bounds), expand
    informal be in the pink, go places, go great guns, get somewhere
    [Antonyms] decline
  • 3 he flourished the sword at them
    swing, twirl, swish;
    display, exhibit, flaunt, show off
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