What does succeed mean?

Definitions for succeed
səkˈsidsuc·ceed

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word succeed.

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.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  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.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  3. succeed(Verb)

    To fall heir to; to inherit.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  4. succeed(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  5. succeed(Verb)

    To support; to prosper; to promote.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  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.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  7. succeed(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  8. succeed(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  9. succeed(Verb)

    To go under cover.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Succeed(verb)

    to fall heir to; to inherit

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

  3. Succeed(verb)

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

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

  4. Succeed(verb)

    to support; to prosper; to promote

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

  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

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

  6. Succeed(verb)

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

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

  7. Succeed(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  9. Succeed(verb)

    to go under cover

    Etymology: [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

  1. Succeed

    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. succedĕresub, up, cedĕre, to go.]

Editors Contribution

  1. succeed

    To complete a specific goal or task.

    She and her future husband did succeed with booking their wedding as they were so organized.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

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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How to say succeed in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of succeed in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of succeed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of succeed in a Sentence

  1. David Yepsen:

    If you run for the American presidency and don't make it, but run a credible effort, you have enhanced your stature on the national stage, politics is a game run by risk takers and most of them fail. But enough of them succeed. You wind up in a better place.

  2. RJ Intindola:

    We’ve all had that feeling after final exams were completed, and we whispered to ourselves, “thank God it’s over.” It’s not over as you will learn in life you must keep moving forward to succeed. And if you don’t, guess what; it’s over.

  3. Albert Ely:

    I hope he'll succeed. I hope he'll change things, not for me, I'm too old. For the rest of the people.

  4. Defense Ash Carter:

    Iraqi-led and U.S.-supported, it's important that it be launched at a time when it can succeed and so I think the important thing is that it get done when it can be done successfully. Even if I knew exactly when that was going to be, I wouldn't tell Defense Ash Carter.

  5. Unknown:

    Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

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