Synonyms of flourish in English:


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

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

die, wither

2‘the arts flourished in this period’

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


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

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