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suc·ces·sor

 (sək-sĕs′ər)
n.
One that succeeds another.

successor

(səkˈsɛsə)
n
1. (Professions) a person or thing that follows, esp a person who succeeds another in an office
2. (Logic) logic the element related to a given element by a serial ordering, esp the natural number next larger to a given one. The successor of n is n + 1, usually written Sn or n′
sucˈcessoral adj

suc•ces•sor

(səkˈsɛs ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that succeeds or follows.
2. a person who succeeds another in an office, position, or the like.
[1250–1300; Middle English successour < Anglo-French < Latin successor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.successor - a person who follows next in ordersuccessor - a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor"
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
2.successor - a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
substitute, replacement - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
3.successor - a person who inherits some title or office
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"

successor

noun heir, beneficiary, inheritor, next-in-line, descendant He set out several principles that he hopes will guide his successors.
Translations
خَلَفخَليفَه، خَلَف، وريث
nástupcenásledník
efterfølger
seuraaja
nasljednik
eftirmaîur; arftaki
後継者相続人継承者後任
후계자
nástupca
efterträdare
ผู้สืบตำแหน่ง
người kế vị

successor

[səkˈsesəʳ] N (in office) → sucesor(a) m/f

successor

[səkˈsɛsər] nsuccesseur msuccess story nréussite f

successor

nNachfolger(in) m(f) (→ to +gen); (to throne) → Thronfolger(in) m(f)

successor

[səkˈsɛsəʳ] n (in office) → successore m; (heir) → erede m/f

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.

successor

خَلَف nástupce efterfølger Nachfolger διάδοχος sucesor seuraaja successeur nasljednik successore 後継者 후계자 opvolger etterfølger następca sucessor преемник efterträdare ผู้สืบตำแหน่ง halef người kế vị 接任者
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