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suc·cess·ful

 (sək-sĕs′fəl)
adj.
1. Having a favorable outcome: a successful heart transplant.
2. Having obtained something desired or intended: was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
3. Having achieved wealth or eminence: a successful architect.

suc·cess′ful·ly adv.
suc·cess′ful·ness n.

successful

(səkˈsɛsfʊl)
adj
1. having succeeded in one's endeavours
2. marked by a favourable outcome
3. having obtained fame, wealth, etc
sucˈcessfully adv
sucˈcessfulness n

suc•cess•ful

(səkˈsɛs fəl)

adj.
1. achieving or having achieved success.
2. resulting in or attended with success.
[1580–90]
suc•cess′ful•ly, adv.
suc•cess′ful•ness, n.

successful

If something is successful, it achieves what it was intended to achieve.

...a successful attempt to land on the moon.
If this method is not successful, consult your health visitor or doctor.

You can also say that a person is successful in doing something.

On finishing his training, he was successful in obtaining a post at Halifax.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
undefeated - victorious; "undefeated in battle"; "an undefeated team"
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

successful

adjective
1. triumphant, victorious, lucky, fortunate The successful candidate will be announced in June.
3. top, prosperous, eminent, acknowledged, wealthy, out in front (informal), going places, at the top of the tree She is a successful lawyer.
Translations
نَاجِحناجِح
úspěšný
heldigsuccesfuldsuccesrig
edukas
menestyväonnistunutmenestynyt
uspješan
sem nÿtur velgengni; árangursríkur
成功した
성공한
uspešen
framgångsrik
ประสบผลสำเร็จ
thành công

successful

[səkˈsesfʊl] ADJ
1. to be successful
1.1. [campaign, scheme, attempt, book] → tener éxito; [plan, strategy, experiment] → salir bien
the campaign was very successfulla campaña tuvo mucho éxito
their mission was successfulllevaron la misión a buen término
the company has been very successful over the past five yearsa la empresa le ha ido muy bien en los últimos cinco años
the film was very successful at the box officela película fue muy taquillera or fue todo un éxito de taquilla
the film is successful at capturing the atmosphere of the timela película consigue or logra captar el ambiente de la época
1.2. [person] (= do well) → tener éxito; (= reach the top) → triunfar
the secret of being successful with menel secreto para tener éxito or triunfar con los hombres
they are ambitious and want to be successfulson ambiciosos y quieren triunfar
we have been successful at achieving our objectiveshemos conseguido or logrado alcanzar nuestros objetivos
we have not been very successful at or in attracting new contractsno hemos tenido mucho éxito a la hora de atraer nuevos contratos
2. (before noun)
2.1. (= winning) [product, film, novelist] → de éxito
one of the most successful movies of all timeuna de las películas de más éxito de todos los tiempos
a successful range of giftwareuna gama de artículos de regalo que ha tenido mucho éxito
a commercially successful workuna obra de éxito comercial
2.2. (= prosperous) [company, businessperson] → próspero
2.3. (= effective) [treatment, remedy] → eficaz
a generally successful attempt to adapt this noveluna adaptación, en general lograda, de esta novela
he had a successful operation for an eye problemlo operaron con éxito de un problema en el ojo
2.4. (= satisfactory) [conclusion] → satisfactorio; [deal] → favorable
it was a successful end to an excellent campaignfue un final satisfactorio para una campaña excelente
to bring sth to a successful conclusionllevar algo a buen término
there is little hope of a successful outcome to the meetinghay pocas esperanzas de que la reuniónresultados satisfactorios
we've had a very successful daynos han salido muy bien las cosas hoy
2.5. [applicant] the successful candidate will be notified by postse notificará al candidato elegido por correo

successful

[səkˈsɛsfʊl] adj
(= achieving aim or intention) [attempt, plan, venture, policy, campaign, mission] → réussi(e), couronné(e) de succès; [outcome] → positif/ive; [job candidate, applicant] → retenu(e); [contestant, team] → gagnant(e); [partnership, marriage] → réussi(e)
a successful attempt → une tentative réussie
to be successful in doing sth → réussir à faire qch
(= prosperous) [business, company] → prospère; [career] → réussi(e)
He's a successful businessman → C'est un entrepreneur qui réussit.
(= popular) [play, film, actor] → à succès

successful

adjerfolgreich; to reach a successful conclusionzu einem erfolgreichen Abschluss kommen; after successful completionnach erfolgreicher Beendigung; to be successfulerfolgreich sein, Erfolg haben (in mit, bei); to be entirely successfulein voller Erfolg sein; I was successful in doing ites gelang mir, es zu tun; to be successful in one’s effortsmit seinen Bemühungen Erfolg haben; to be successful at doing somethingetw erfolgreich tun; unfortunately your application has not been successfulIhre Bewerbung war leider nicht erfolgreich; to be successful as a doctorein erfolgreicher Arzt sein

successful

[səkˈsɛsfʊl] adj (person, in attempt) → che ha successo; (in life) → affermato/a, di successo; (attempt, plan, venture) → riuscito/a, coronato/a da successo; (play, film) → di successo; (business) → prospero/a
to be successful in doing sth → riuscire a fare qc

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.

successful

نَاجِح úspěšný succesrig erfolgreich πετυχημένος exitoso menestyvä réussi uspješan di successo 成功した 성공한 succesvol vellykket pomyślny bem-sucedido успешный framgångsrik ประสบผลสำเร็จ başarılı thành công 成功的

successful

a. afortunado-a, de excelente resultado.
References in classic literature ?
I believe also that he will be successful who directs his actions according to the spirit of the times, and that he whose actions do not accord with the times will not be successful.
Again, if the dart be successful, then at the second critical instant, that is, when the whale starts to run, the boat-header and harpooneer likewise start to running fore and aft, to the imminent jeopardy of themselves and every one else.
They did not know the trick of successful writing in the years 1895 and 1896.
Profit-sharing could be successful only in isolated cases in the midst of a system of industrial strife; for if all labor and all capital shared profits, the same conditions would obtain as did obtain when there was no profit- sharing.
The other sons also tried, but none of them was successful.
Then," said the Successful Claimant, "what good has all this litigation done me?
this after my long and successful career as a moral agriculturist
Such a poetry could not be permanently successful, because the subjects of which it treats -- if susceptible of poetic treatment at all -- were certainly not suited for epic treatment, where unity of action which will sustain interest, and to which each part should contribute, is absolutely necessary.
He might probably have been a successful candidate," answered Grandfather; "for his adventures and military enterprises had gained him a sort of renown, which always goes a great way with the people.
And in this frame of mind, sleep made another and more successful essay.
Evidently the affair was over and, though not big, had been a successful engagement.
The lines, however, if not by Poe, are the most successful imitation of his early mannerisms yet made public, and, in the opinion of one well qualified to speak, "are not unworthy on the whole of the parentage claimed for them.

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