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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.
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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
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