successful


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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 ?
And Amy went on with her work, in the proud consciousness of virtue and the successful utterance of two long words in a breath.
And do not let him become smart and successful either," she added vaguely.
Well, I hope we'll be as successful this time," murmured Tom.
Chris Lingard was not a very successful farmer, and he had a large family.
If her talent had been ten-fold greater than it was, it would not have surprised him, convinced as he was that he had bequeathed to all of his daughters the germs of a masterful capability, which only depended upon their own efforts to be directed toward successful achievement.
But under the influence of their degraded fortunes, both officers and men appeared better disposed to await the approach of their formidable antagonists, within their works, than to resist the progress of their march, by emulating the successful example of the French at Fort du Quesne, and striking a blow on their advance.
Small thanks were due to the books, however, if the girl's readings were in any degree more successful than her elderly cousin's.
With these remorseful feelings, he lost no time in making the amplest apologies, and besought his friend still to continue the care which, if not successful in restoring him to health, had, in all probability, been the means of prolonging his feeble existence to that hour.
Stranger than I can express, certainly, was the effort to struggle against my new lights; it would doubtless have been, however, a greater tension still had it not been so frequently successful.
The lamp alarms and frightens Jonah; as lying in his berth his tormented eyes roll round the place, and this thus far successful fugitive finds no refuge for his restless glance.
But before going further, it is important to mention here, that though the harpoon may be pitchpoled in the same way with the lance, yet it is seldom done; and when done, is still less frequently successful, on account of the greater weight and inferior length of the harpoon as compared with the lance, which in effect become serious drawbacks.
Poor Jurgis might have been expected to make a successful beggar.
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