As any fan of Star Trek knows, “live long and prosper” is good advice. The verb prosper means to do well, succeed, or thrive.

The verb prosper commonly means to generate wealth like, “the bank aims to prosper from its new investments.” But more generally it means “grow stronger” or "flourish" — such as “after a slow start, fall crops prosper,” or “we hope the animals will prosper in their new environment.” You can prosper from good advice or a wise decision, for example, “cheaters never prosper” is one piece of advice that you can prosper from.

Definitions of prosper

v make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

flourish, fly high, thrive
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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