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Definitions of succeed

  1. To follow in order; to come in the place of; one that has died, or quitted the place, or of that which has preceded; to obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted; to have a prosperous termination. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To follow; come next in order. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To meet with success. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To take the place of; follow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To come or follow up or in order: to follow: to take the place of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To follow; take the place of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To follow in order; to come next in the possession of anything: with to; as, to succeed to a throne; accomplish something attempted; prosper; as, all his plans succeed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To follow in order: to take the place of: to obtain one's wish or accomplish what is attempted: to end with advantage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To follow; accomplish anything attempted; prosper. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. attain success or reach a goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. To fall heir to; to inherit. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To support; to prosper; to promote. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To go under cover. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To follow in order; to take the place of; to come after; to make successful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To follow or come after; to take the place which another has left; to obtain the object desired; to have the desired effect; to prosper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for succeed

  1. To succeed in spite of something, is a kind of little triumph- and seems like a sign. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. Yet should you succeed he does not know what may happen. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
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