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suc·ceed

 (sək-sēd′)
v. suc·ceed·ed, suc·ceed·ing, suc·ceeds
v.intr.
1.
a. To come next in time or order: She fell sick, and what succeeded was an outpouring of concern from her fans.
b. To replace another in office or position: The prince succeeded to the throne. See Synonyms at follow.
2. To accomplish something desired or intended: "Success is counted sweetest / By those who ne'er succeed" (Emily Dickinson).
3. Obsolete To pass to a person by way of inheritance.
v.tr.
1. To come after (something) in time or order; follow: Winter succeeds autumn.
2. To come after and take the place of: The heir succeeded the king.

[Middle English succeden, from Old French succeder, from Latin succēdere : sub-, near; see sub- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

suc·ce′dent (sək-sēd′nt) adj.
suc·ceed′er n.

succeed

(səkˈsiːd)
vb
1. (intr) to accomplish an aim, esp in the manner desired: he succeeded in winning.
2. (intr) to happen in the manner desired: the plan succeeded.
3. (intr) to acquit oneself satisfactorily or do well, as in a specified field: to succeed in publishing.
4. (when: intr, often foll by to) to come next in order (after someone or something)
5. (Professions) (when: intr, often foll by to) to take over an office, post, etc (from a person): he succeeded to the vice presidency.
6. (Law) (usually foll by: to) to come into possession (of property, etc); inherit
7. (intr) to have a result according to a specified manner: the plan succeeded badly.
8. (Law) (intr) to devolve upon: the estate succeeded to his son.
[C15: from Latin succēdere to follow after, from sub- after + cēdere to go]
sucˈceedable adj
sucˈceeder n
sucˈceeding adj
sucˈceedingly adv

suc•ceed

(səkˈsid)

v.i.
1. to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully: Our efforts succeeded.
2. to thrive, grow, or the like.
3. to accomplish what is attempted or intended: We succeeded in our efforts.
4. to attain success in some popularly recognized form, as wealth or standing.
5. to follow or replace another by descent, election, etc. (often fol. by to).
6. to come next after something else in an order or series.
v.t.
7. to come after and take the place of, as in an office.
8. to come next after in an order or series, or in the course of events; follow.
[1325–75; Middle English succeden < Latin succēdere to go (from) under, follow, prosper =suc- suc- + cēdere to go]
suc•ceed′er, n.
syn: See follow.

succeed

If you succeed in doing something that involves difficulty or effort, you do it.

I succeeded in getting the job.
She had succeeded in deceiving Michael.

succeed


Past participle: succeeded
Gerund: succeeding

Imperative
succeed
succeed
Present
I succeed
you succeed
he/she/it succeeds
we succeed
you succeed
they succeed
Preterite
I succeeded
you succeeded
he/she/it succeeded
we succeeded
you succeeded
they succeeded
Present Continuous
I am succeeding
you are succeeding
he/she/it is succeeding
we are succeeding
you are succeeding
they are succeeding
Present Perfect
I have succeeded
you have succeeded
he/she/it has succeeded
we have succeeded
you have succeeded
they have succeeded
Past Continuous
I was succeeding
you were succeeding
he/she/it was succeeding
we were succeeding
you were succeeding
they were succeeding
Past Perfect
I had succeeded
you had succeeded
he/she/it had succeeded
we had succeeded
you had succeeded
they had succeeded
Future
I will succeed
you will succeed
he/she/it will succeed
we will succeed
you will succeed
they will succeed
Future Perfect
I will have succeeded
you will have succeeded
he/she/it will have succeeded
we will have succeeded
you will have succeeded
they will have succeeded
Future Continuous
I will be succeeding
you will be succeeding
he/she/it will be succeeding
we will be succeeding
you will be succeeding
they will be succeeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been succeeding
you have been succeeding
he/she/it has been succeeding
we have been succeeding
you have been succeeding
they have been succeeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been succeeding
you will have been succeeding
he/she/it will have been succeeding
we will have been succeeding
you will have been succeeding
they will have been succeeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been succeeding
you had been succeeding
he/she/it had been succeeding
we had been succeeding
you had been succeeding
they had been succeeding
Conditional
I would succeed
you would succeed
he/she/it would succeed
we would succeed
you would succeed
they would succeed
Past Conditional
I would have succeeded
you would have succeeded
he/she/it would have succeeded
we would have succeeded
you would have succeeded
they would have succeeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.succeed - 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"
hit - hit the intended target or goal
bring off, carry off, manage, negociate, pull off - be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
clear, pass - go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
hit the jackpot, luck out - succeed by luck; "I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot"
nail down, peg, nail - succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
make it, pass - go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
run - make without a miss
work, act - have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
pan out - be a success; "The idea panned out"
achieve, attain, accomplish, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
go far, make it, arrive, get in - succeed in a big way; get to the top; "After he published his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
2.succeed - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
accede, enter - take on duties or office; "accede to the throne"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
come before, precede - be the predecessor of; "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

succeed

verb
1. triumph, win, prevail Some people will succeed in their efforts to stop smoking.
2. work out, work, be successful, come off (informal), be effective, do the trick (informal), get results, have legs (informal), turn out well, go as planned, go like a bomb (Brit. & N.Z. informal), go down a bomb (informal, chiefly Brit.) a move which would make any future talks even more unlikely to succeed
3. make it (informal), do well, be successful, arrive (informal), triumph, thrive, flourish, make good, prosper, cut it (informal), make the grade (informal), get to the top, crack it (informal), hit the jackpot (informal), bring home the bacon (informal), make your mark (informal), gain your end, carry all before you, do all right for yourself the skills and qualities needed to succeed
make it fail, flop (informal), be unsuccessful, collapse, fall flat, not manage, fall by the wayside, come a cropper (informal), go belly up (informal), go by the board, not make the grade
4. take over from, replace, oust, supersede, usurp, unseat, supplant, assume the office of, fill (someone's) boots, step into (someone's) boots He is almost certain to succeed him as chairman.
5. take over, assume, attain, acquire, come into, inherit, accede to, come into possession of He eventually succeeded to the post in 1998.
6. follow, come after, follow after, replace, be subsequent to, supervene He succeeded to Trajan as emperor in AD117.
follow precede, pave the way for, go before, come before, go ahead of, be a precursor of

succeed

verb
1. To occur after in time:
Idiom: follow on the heels of.
2. To gain success:
3. To turn out well:
Slang: click.
Translations
يَخْلُف، يَتْلو، يَتْبَعيَنْجَحيَنْجَحُ
uspětzděditmít úspěchnastoupit po
lykkesarveefterfølgefå succes
onnistua
uspjeti
sikerülkövetörököl
heppnast, takasttaka viî af
成功する相続する継ぐ継承する続く
성공하다
įpėdinystėįpėdinystės teisėperėmėjasturintis pasisekimą
gūt sekmesmantotpārņemtsasniegt mērķisekot
nastúpiť po
uspetinasleditislediti
lyckas
ประสบความสำเร็จ
başarmak-den sonra gelmekizlemek
thành công

succeed

[səkˈsiːd]
A. VI
1. [person]
1.1. (in business, career) → tener éxito, triunfar (in en) he succeeded in businesstuvo éxito or triunfó en los negocios
a burning desire to succeedun deseo ardiente de triunfar
to succeed in lifetriunfar en la vida
1.2. (in task, aim) she tried to smile but did not succeedintentó sonreír pero no lo consiguió or no lo logró
to succeed in doing sthconseguir hacer algo, lograr hacer algo
they succeeded in finishing the jobconsiguieron or lograron terminar el trabajo
he only succeeded in making it worselo único que consiguió or logró fue empeorar las cosas
I finally succeeded in getting him out of the roompor fin conseguí or logré que saliera de la habitación
I succeeded in getting the jobconseguí el empleo
if at first you don't succeed, try, try againsi no lo consigues a la primera, sigue intentándolo
1.3. (= take over) if she dies, who will succeed?si muere, ¿quién la sucederá?
to succeed to the thronesubir al trono
to succeed to a titleheredar un título
2. [thing]
2.1. (= work) [plan, strategy, experiment] → dar resultado, salir bien
had the plan succeeded, our lives might have been very differentsi el plan hubiera dado resultado or salido bien, nuestras vidas podrían haber sido muy distintas
2.2. (= do well) [business] → prosperar; [film] → tener éxito
to succeed at the box officeser un éxito de taquilla
nothing succeeds like successel éxito llama al éxito
B. VT (= follow) → suceder a
the dry weather was succeeded by a month of rainun mes de lluvia sucedió al tiempo seco
on his death, his eldest son succeeded hima su muerte, su hijo mayor lo sucedió
he succeeded Lewis as Olympic championsucedió a Lewis como campeón olímpico

succeed

[səkˈsiːd]
vi
(= manage) [person] → réussir
to succeed in doing sth → réussir à faire qch
(= work) [plan, marriage, talks, attempt] → réussir
(= be a success) [person] → réussir
vt
(= take the place of) [+ person] → succéder à
(= follow) [+ event] → succéder à
to be succeeded by sth → être suivi(e) de qch
The dry weather was succeeded by a month of rain → Le temps sec fut suivi d'un mois de pluie.

succeed

vi
(= be successful, person) → erfolgreich sein, Erfolg haben; (plan etc)gelingen, erfolgreich sein; to succeed in business/in a plangeschäftlich/mit einem Plan erfolgreich sein; I succeeded in doing ites gelang mir, es zu tun; you’ll only succeed in making things worsedamit erreichst du nur, dass alles noch schlimmer wird; nothing succeeds like success (prov) → nichts ist so erfolgreich wie der Erfolg; if at first you don’t succeed(, try, try, try again) (Prov) → wirf die Flinte nicht gleich ins Korn (prov)
(= come next) to succeed to an officein einem Amt nachfolgen; he succeeded to his father’s positioner wurde (der) Nachfolger seines Vaters, er trat die Nachfolge seines Vaters an (geh); to succeed to the thronedie Thronfolge antreten; there succeeded a period of peace (form)es folgte eine Zeit des Friedens
vt (= come after, take the place of)folgen (+dat), → folgen auf (+acc); (person also) → Nachfolger(in) m(f)werden +gen; to succeed somebody in a post/in officejds Nachfolger werden, jds Stelle/Amt (acc)übernehmen; who succeeded James I?wer kam nach or folgte auf Jakob I.?

succeed

[səkˈsiːd]
1. vi
a. (be successful, gen) → riuscire, avere successo
to succeed in life/business → avere successo nella vita/negli affari
to succeed in doing sth → riuscire a fare qc
b. (follow) to succeed (to)succedere (a)
2. vt (monarch) → succedere a
to succeed sb in a post → succedere a qn in un posto

succeed

(səkˈsiːd) verb
1. to manage to do what one is trying to do; to achieve one's aim or purpose. He succeeded in persuading her to do it; He's happy to have succeeded in his chosen career; She tried three times to pass her driving-test, and at last succeeded; Our new teaching methods seem to be succeeding.
2. to follow next in order, and take the place of someone or something else. He succeeded his father as manager of the firm / as king; The cold summer was succeeded by a stormy autumn; If the duke has no children, who will succeed to (= inherit) his property?
success (səkˈses) noun
1. (the prosperity gained by) the achievement of an aim or purpose. He has achieved great success as an actor / in his career.
2. a person or thing that succeeds or prospers. She's a great success as a teacher.
sucˈcessful (-ˈses-) adjective
(negative unsuccessful) having success. Were you successful in finding a new house?; The successful applicant for this job will be required to start work next month; a successful career.
sucˈcessfully adverb
succession (səkˈseʃən) noun
1. the right of succeeding to a throne as king, to a title etc. The Princess is fifth in (order of) succession (to the throne).
2. a number of things following after one another. a succession of bad harvests.
3. the act or process of following and taking the place of someone or something else. his succession to the throne.
successive (səkˈsesiv) adjective
following one after the other. He won three successive matches.
sucˈcessively (-ˈsesiv-) adverb
sucˈcessor (-ˈse-) noun
a person who follows, and take the place of another. Who will be appointed as the manager's successor?
in succession
one after another. five wet days in succession.

succeed

يَنْجَحُ uspět lykkes erfolgreich sein πετυχαίνω conseguir onnistua réussir uspjeti riuscire 成功する 성공하다 slagen lykkes nastąpić conseguir, ter sucesso преуспевать lyckas ประสบความสำเร็จ başarmak thành công 成功

succeed

v. tener éxito, salir bien; lograr.
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Believing that they could not begin too early to cultivate energy, industry, and independence, their parents consented, and both fell to work with the hearty good will which in spite of all obstacles is sure to succeed at last.
And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul.
If it were to be done at all, one would believe it might succeed in these woods.
Bowman, finding he could not succeed at this time, retreated about thirty miles.
She stood apart from moral interests, yet close beside them, like a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside, and can no longer make itself seen or felt; no more smile with the household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or, should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden sympathy, awakening only terror and horrible repugnance.
that I could succeed where many another girl might have failed.
I have forgotten to mention that, in many things, Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo's judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.
And maybe the rest can help--give him some money, you; he will pay you back some day, and it will do him good to have something to think about, even if he doesn't succeed.
For government is an expedient, by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it.
If we do not succeed this time, there is perhaps one more chance for the race left before it arrives on the banks of the Styx; and that is in the Lethe of the Pacific, which is three times as wide.
of such actual increase of revenue over and above its present amount as I may succeed in creating for the state.
The old man tried to get me to fight one with Count Luigi, but he didn't succeed, so I reckon he concluded to patch up the family honor himself.