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Flourish (IPA: /ˈfɫɝɪʃ/)


Flourish (v. i.)

To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.

Flourish (v. i.)

To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.

Flourish (v. i.)

To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.

Flourish (v. i.)

To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

Flourish (v. i.)

To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

Flourish (v. i.)

To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

Flourish (v. i.)

To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

Flourish (v. t.)

To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

Flourish (v. t.)

To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.

Flourish (v. t.)

To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.

Flourish (v. t.)

To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

Flourish (n.)

A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.

Flourish (n.)

Decoration; ornament; beauty.

Flourish (n.)

Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.

Flourish (n.)

A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.

Flourish (n.)

A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.

Flourish (n.)

The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.

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Flourish Synonyms

Brandish

Flourish Synonyms

Tucket, Fanfare

Flourish Synonyms

Prosper, Expand, Get Ahead, Boom, Thrive

Flourish Synonyms

Wave, Brandish

Flourish Synonyms

Prosper, Fly High, Thrive

Flourish Rhymes


Berish, Flourish, Nourish



Spanish Translation

Flourish in Spanish is Florecer

Tagalog Translation

Flourish in Tagalog is Lumago

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Arms and laws do not flourish together." - Law

Example Sentence (Quote)

" But thou shall flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds." - Soul

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Culture can flourish only under the protection of a society with aristocratic characteristics." - Fritz Wotruba

Example Sentence (Quote)

" It's our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants that we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us." - Donald Trump

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed." - Genius


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