- 研究紀要 (ISSN:09166041)
- no.53, pp.149-153, 2012
This paper offers a contrastive analysis of the meanings of `flourish', `prosper', and `thrive.' The analysis was made based on the descriptions of these words in dictionaries and their actual uses in newspapers and other articles. The results of the analysis show that `flourish' means to become active and successful historically, especially in terms of culture, learning, or thinking, `prosper` means to become successful in terms of business or economy, and `thrive' means to be healthy, strong and successful at a given time.