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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Prosper

PROS'PER, verb transitive [Latin prospero, from prosperus, from the Gr. to carry to or toward; to bear.] To favor; to render successful.

All things concur to prosper our design.

PROS'PER, verb intransitive To be successful; to succeed.

The Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:3.

He that covereth his sins, shall not prosper Proverbs 28:13.

1. To grow or increase; to thrive; to make gain; as, to prosper in business. Our agriculture, commerce and manufactures now prosper