burgeon
[ bur-juhn ]
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Part of Speechverb, noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle Englishfrom Old French bourgeonner ‘put out buds’, from borjon ‘bud’, based on late Latin burra ‘wool’
Synonyms
verb
  • prosper
  • snowball
  • expand
  • increase
  • thrive
noun
  • sprout
  • blossom
  • bud
  • flower
  • mushroom
Antonyms
verb
  • decline
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • shrink
noun
  • die
  • shrivel
  • wither
Definition
verb
begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish
noun
a bud
Examples
verb
A) After getting his MBA, Mike burgeoned into a very successful businessman. B) Once big tech companies moved to the area, the city burgeoned.
noun
A) Scott was delighted to see the burgeons on his rose bush. B) After a long drought season, Katherine prayed to see burgeons in her garden.
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