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Definition of Flourish

Flourish

  1. To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.
  2. To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.
  3. To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.
  4. To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.
  5. To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.
  6. To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.
  7. To boast; to vaunt; to brag.
  8. To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.
  9. To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.
  10. To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.
  11. To develop; to make thrive; to expand.
  12. A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.
  13. Decoration; ornament; beauty.
  14. Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.
  15. A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.
  16. A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.
  17. The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.

Flourish Quotations

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
Barbara Smith

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
Lao Tzu
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Flourish Translations

flourish in Dutch is fanfarekorps, fanfare
flourish in Italian is fiorire
flourish in Norwegian is fanfare, snirkel, trives, florere
flourish in Spanish is florecer, abrirse

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