V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to grow and flourish

Synonyms: grow, thrive, rise, blossom, bloom, develop, flourish, sprout, proliferate, swell, increase

Antonyms: diminish, decrease, shrink

Tips: To burgeon means "to grow" or "to produce new growth." Burgeon was originally used when discussing growth in nature, such as burgeoning (blossoming, sprouting) plant life. The verb burgeon and its related adjective burgeoning are often used in business and commerce to describe growth in the marketplace.

Usage Examples:

The buds I planted last fall will burgeon into beautiful flowers come spring. (blossom, sprout, grow)

The once burgeoning high-tech stocks have been flat for over six months. (flourishing, rising) adjective

Although the company's sales fell flat in the previous quarter, the investors were optimistic that sales would burgeon once again. (thrive, increase, grow)

Many people fear that the burgeoning cost of living may force our economy into a recession. (increasing, rising, swelling) adjective

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