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 goodsverb

    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, followverb

    be the successor (of)

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

Wiktionary

  1. succeedverb

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  2. succeedverb

    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. succeedverb

    To fall heir to; to inherit.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  4. succeedverb

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  5. succeedverb

    To support; to prosper; to promote.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  6. succeedverb

    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. succeedverb

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  8. succeedverb

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

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

  9. succeedverb

    To go under cover.

    Etymology: From succeder, from succedo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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. Succeedverb

    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

How to pronounce succeed?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say succeed in sign language?

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. Munir Hassan:

    Some of the oil companies will succeed, but I wonder whether they will find it more painful than they expected.

  2. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho:

    If the privatisation does not succeed, today we know what the alternative is: a restructuring which can only be based on big lay-offs, route reductions, reduction of equipment and thereby a reduction of the operation and significance of the company, that is, transforming TAP into a mini TAP, which is not in the interests of workers, the economy nor the Portuguese.

  3. Samsung Group:

    Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture expect that new Chairman Jay Y. Lee will succeed Samsung Group's management philosophies and desire to contribute to society, as he understands better than anyone the purpose of their founding.

  4. Mariano Rajoy:

    The state may use any available judicial and political mechanism contained in the constitution and in the laws to defend the sovereignty of the Spanish people and of the general interest of Spain, those who want to divide and split Catalonia from Spain must know that they will not succeed.

  5. Marie Leneru:

    To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel is no doubts about oneself is something very different it is character.

Images & Illustrations of succeed

  1. succeedsucceedsucceedsucceedsucceed

Popularity rank by frequency of use

succeed#1#7561#10000

Translations for succeed

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for succeed »

Translation

Find a translation for the succeed definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these succeed definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "succeed." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 30 Jul 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/succeed>.

    Are we missing a good definition for succeed? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a male servant (especially a footman)
    • A. hypostatization
    • B. swag
    • C. flunkey
    • D. maculation

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for succeed: