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succeed

suc·ceed

succeed

 
 
pronunciation:
sk sid
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: succeeded, succeeding, succeeds
definition 1: to have a good or favorable result; do well.
No one thought his new business would succeed.
synonyms:
flourish, prosper, thrive
antonyms:
fail, flop
similar words:
arrive, bloom, blossom, take, triumph, win
definition 2: to get what is wanted.
He succeeded in getting her to quit smoking.
synonyms:
triumph
antonyms:
fail
similar words:
achieve, attain, win
definition 3: to follow or come after.
Who will succeed the president if he dies while in office?
synonyms:
follow
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
displace, replace
derivations: succeedingly (adv.), succeeder (n.)
Word Parts
The word succeed contains the following parts:
suc- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suc- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "c," such as "ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess." See sub-.
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ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield