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thrive
: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances — often used with on <thrives on conflict>

What do the following definitions mean?
1: to progress toward or realize a goal despite circumstances

2: to progress toward or realize a goal because of circumstances

"thrive on conflict" - Does it mean to make use of a conflict to accomplish your own goal?
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What do the following definitions mean?
1: to progress toward or realize a goal despite circumstances -- in spite of adverse conditions

2: to progress toward or realize a goal because of circumstances-- with the help of good conditions

"thrive on conflict" - Does it mean to make use of a conflict to accomplish your own goal?-- Yes, or just enjoys and therefore does well when there is conflict.
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Thanks, Mr Micawber.