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Synonyms for flourish

Noun

1. flourish, gesture, motion
usage: a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"
2. flourish, embellishment
usage: an ornamental embellishment in writing
3. flourish, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric
usage: a display of ornamental speech or language
4. flourish, brandish, wave, waving, wafture
usage: the act of waving
5. flourish, fanfare, tucket, tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
usage: (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

Verb

1. boom, thrive, flourish, expand, grow
usage: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish, change state, turn
usage: make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"
3. brandish, flourish, wave, move, displace
usage: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
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