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. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
  9. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
  10. 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.
  11. To go under cover.
  12. To take the place of; follow.
  13. 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.
  14. To come or follow up or in order: to follow: to take the place of.
  15. To follow in order: to take the place of: to obtain one's wish or accomplish what is attempted: to end with advantage.
  16. To follow; accomplish anything attempted; prosper.
  17. To follow; take the place of.
  18. To follow; come next in order.
  19. To meet with success.
  20. To follow in order; to take the place of; to come after; to make successful.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

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
  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 have not the wish to succeed. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  5. I wonder if you will succeed." – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  6. A man of such purpose could not but succeed. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  7. He is of an age with her, and should succeed where you and I might fail. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  8. I didn't succeed, so can we forget it? – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  9. Never mind whether you succeed or not; that is of no consequence. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  10. Did no one succeed? – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  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 have come to the city to stay, and I intend to succeed. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  14. 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
  15. We shall certainly succeed if you do as I tell you. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  16. You know very well that such a plan will never succeed, and it ought not to. – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  17. He will possibly succeed in a few days. – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  18. 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
  19. He could not succeed. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  20. She doubted if you would succeed. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss