Definitions of succeed

  1. be the successor ( of); " Carter followed Ford"; " Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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.
  5. To fall heir to; to inherit.
  6. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
  7. To support; to prosper; to promote.
  8. 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.
  9. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
  10. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
  11. 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.
  12. To go under cover.
  13. To take the place of; follow.
  14. 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.
  15. To come or follow up or in order: to follow: to take the place of.
  16. To follow in order: to take the place of: to obtain one's wish or accomplish what is attempted: to end with advantage.
  17. To follow; accomplish anything attempted; prosper.
  18. To follow; take the place of.
  19. To follow; come next in order.
  20. To meet with success.
  21. To follow in order; to take the place of; to come after; to make successful.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

Antonyms for succeed

coexist, antedate, crash, flop, go under, flame-out, collapse, precede, lose, synchronize, skid, boomerang, crater, come short, fail, co-occur, go wrong, decline, tank, bow out, bomb, miscarry, fall down, predate, struggle, choke, accompany, founder, misfire, strike out, come before, crack-up, miss, concur, slump, self-destruct, wash out, forego, crumble, slip, flunk, attend, implode, preexist, flounder, sink, antecede, coincide, fold, backfire, languish, fall short, wane.

Quotes of succeed

  1. The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility. – Emily Greene Balch
  2. Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed – Emily Dickinson
  3. I think what it takes to succeed remains the same. You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up. – Nancy Greene
  4. Without rebuilding the confidence between parties, you will never succeed – Harri Holkeri
  5. I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed – Michael Jordan
  6. I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. – Dean Koontz
  7. You may succeed in your policy and ensure your own damnation, by your victory. – James Larkin
  8. We make the oldest stories new when we succeed and we are trapped by the old stories when we fail. – Greil Marcus
  9. No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation. – Orison Swett Marden
  10. You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else. – Orison Swett Marden
  11. It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. – Peter Marshall
  12. Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty. – Timothy Murphy
  13. Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal? – Jean Renoir
  14. The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  15. Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

Usage examples for succeed

  1. I wonder if you will succeed – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. We shall certainly succeed if you do as I tell you. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  3. Perhaps by night they may succeed in getting some kind of game for a change. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  4. You know very well that such a plan will never succeed and it ought not to. – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  5. A man of such purpose could not but succeed – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  6. 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
  7. I don't see how things could possibly be worse than they are, but no doubt you will succeed in making them so. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Yet should you succeed he does not know what may happen. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  9. He could not succeed – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  10. I didn't succeed so can we forget it? – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  11. She laughed; but the laugh did not succeed – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  12. Seriously, I know I shall be a fool to take you, and if I really thought I had any chance to speak of I should not do so; but though I am going to try, I don't expect for a moment that I shall succeed – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  13. I am now trying to get Mr. Strong and Mr. Walker out, but may not succeed – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  14. He will possibly succeed in a few days. – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  15. He is of an age with her, and should succeed where you and I might fail. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  16. Did no one succeed – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  17. She doubted if you would succeed – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. Never mind whether you succeed or not; that is of no consequence. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. I have come to the city to stay, and I intend to succeed – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. You have not the wish to succeed – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience

Rhymes for succeed