succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods(verb)
attain success or reach a desired goal
"The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
succeed, come after, follow(verb)
be the successor (of)
"Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of.
To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.
To fall heir to; to inherit.
To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
To support; to prosper; to promote.
To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
To go under cover.
Origin: From succeder, from succedo
to follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer
to fall heir to; to inherit
to come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue
to support; to prosper; to promote
to come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to
specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant
to descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve
to obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded
to go under cover
Origin: [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succder. See Cede, and cf. Success.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suk-sēd′, v.t. to come after, to follow up or in order: to follow: to take the place of.—v.i. to follow in order: to take the place of: to obtain one's wish or accomplish what is attempted: to end with advantage.—adjs. Succeed′able, capable of success; Succeed′ant (her.), following one another.—ns. Succeed′er, one who succeeds: a successor; Success′, act of succeeding or state of having succeeded: the prosperous termination of anything attempted: one who, or that which, succeeds, a successful person or affair.—adj. Success′ful, resulting in success: having the desired effect or termination: prosperous.—adv. Success′fully.—ns. Success′fulness, state of being successful: success; Succes′sion, act of succeeding or following after: series of persons or things following each other in time or place: series of descendants: race: (agri.) rotation, as of crops: right to take possession: in Roman and Scots law, the taking of property by one person in place of another.—adj. Succes′sional, existing in a regular succession or in order.—adv. Succes′sionally.—n. Succes′sionist, one who regards only that priesthood as valid which can be traced in a direct line of succession from the apostles.—adj. Succes′sive, following in succession or in order.—adv. Succes′sively.—n. Succes′siveness.—adj. Success′less, without success: unprosperous.—ns. Succes′sor, one who succeeds or comes after: one who takes the place of another; Succes′sorship.—adj. Succes′sory.—Succession duty, a tax imposed on any succession to property, varying with the degree of relationship.—Apostolical succession (see Apostle). [L. succedĕre—sub, up, cedĕre, to go.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'succeed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4275
Rank popularity for the word 'succeed' in Verbs Frequency: #377
The numerical value of succeed in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of succeed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pakistan, for China, is now of pivotal importance. This has to succeed and be seen to succeed.
Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.
I think it's very important for us to recognize the importance of Mexico and the relationship we have with Mexico, we want Mexico to succeed. It's in our national interest they succeed.
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
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Translations for succeed
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- postveni, sukcesiEsperanto
- suceder, heredar, conseguirSpanish
- موفق شدنPersian
- onnistua, menestyäFinnish
- réussir, succéder, avoir du succèsFrench
- követ, sikerül, örökölHungarian
- riuscire, succedereItalian
- 継ぐ, 続く, 継承する, 相続する, 成功するJapanese
- subeo, succedere, succedoLatin
- taua, tutukiMāori
- seguir, [[ter]]/[[obter]] [[sucesso]]/[[êxito]], conseguir, sucederPortuguese
- succeda, succede, reușiRomanian
- достичь цели, преуспеть, следовать, достигать целиRussian
- uspeti, slediti, nasleditiSlovene
- başarılı olmakTurkish
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