Definitions for succeedsəkˈsid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suc•ceed*səkˈsid(v.i.)

  1. to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully:

    Our efforts succeeded.

  2. to thrive, grow, or the like.

  3. to accomplish what is attempted or intended:

    We succeeded in our efforts.

  4. to attain success in some popularly recognized form, as wealth or standing.

  5. to follow or replace another by descent, election, etc. (often fol. by to).

  6. to come next after something else in an order or series.

  7. (v.t.)to come after and take the place of, as in an office.

  8. to come next after in an order or series, or in the course of events; follow.

* Syn: See follow.

Origin of succeed:

1325–75; ME succeden < L succēdere to go (from) under, follow, prosper =suc-suc - +cēdere to go

suc•ceed′er(n.)

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?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. succeed(verb)əkˈsid

    to manage to achieve what you wanted to achieve

    He's worked so hard, he's sure to succeed.; Has the government succeeded in reducing unemployment?

  2. succeedəkˈsid

    to replace sb in a job

    Who do you think will succeed him as chairman?

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

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


Translations for succeed

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

succeed(verb)

to manage to do what one is trying to do; to achieve one's aim or purpose

He succeeded in persuading her to do it; He's happy to have succeeded in his chosen career; She tried three times to pass her driving-test, and at last succeeded; Our new teaching methods seem to be succeeding.

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