Synonyms of flourish in English:

flourish


See definition of flourish

verb

1‘rainforests flourish because of the heat and the rain’

SYNONYMS
grow, thrive, prosper, do well, grow well, develop, burgeon, increase, multiply, proliferate
spring up, shoot up, bloom, blossom, bear fruit, burst forth, run riot
put on a spurt, boom, mushroom
ANTONYMS

die, wither

2‘the arts flourished in this period’

SYNONYMS
thrive, prosper, bloom, be in good shape, be in good health, be well, be strong, be vigorous, be in its heyday
progress, make progress, advance, make headway, develop, improve, become better, mature
evolve, make strides, move forward, move forward in leaps and bounds, move ahead, get ahead, expand
informal be in the pink, go places, go great guns, get somewhere
ANTONYMS

decline

3‘he flourished the sword at them in a mocking salute’

SYNONYMS
brandish, wave, shake, wield, raise, hold aloft
swing, twirl, wag, swish, flap
display, exhibit, flaunt, vaunt, parade, show off