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 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