Definitions for succeedsəkˈsid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. succeed, come after, follow(verb)

    be the successor (of)

    "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

Wiktionary

  1. succeed(Verb)

    To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of.

  2. succeed(Verb)

    To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.

  3. succeed(Verb)

    To fall heir to; to inherit.

  4. succeed(Verb)

    To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.

  5. succeed(Verb)

    To support; to prosper; to promote.

  6. succeed(Verb)

    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.

  7. succeed(Verb)

    Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.

  8. succeed(Verb)

    To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.

  9. succeed(Verb)

    To go under cover.

  10. Origin: From succeder, from succedo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succeed(verb)

    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

  2. Succeed(verb)

    to fall heir to; to inherit

  3. Succeed(verb)

    to come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue

  4. Succeed(verb)

    to support; to prosper; to promote

  5. Succeed(verb)

    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

  6. Succeed(verb)

    specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant

  7. Succeed(verb)

    to descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve

  8. Succeed(verb)

    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

  9. Succeed(verb)

    to go under cover

  10. Origin: [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succder. See Cede, and cf. Success.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'succeed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4275

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'succeed' in Verbs Frequency: #377


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