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succeed

suc·ceed

succeed

 
 
pronunciation:
sk sid
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: succeeded, succeeding, succeeds
definition 1: to have a positive, beneficial, or favorable result or outcome.
We all hope that the plan will succeed.Her efforts to convince him eventually succeeded.
synonyms:
flourish, prosper, thrive
antonyms:
fail, flop
similar words:
arrive, bloom, blossom, take, triumph, win, work
definition 2: to attain what is desired or intended, or to achieve an outcome that is considered positive.
It took many tries, but she finally succeeding in quitting smoking.They never thought he would succeed in business.
synonyms:
click, triumph
antonyms:
fail
similar words:
achieve, arrive, attain, make the grade, win
definition 3: to follow or replace another in succession.
Upon her father's death, Elizabeth succeeded to the throne.
synonyms:
follow
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
accede, ensue, supervene
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to follow or replace (another) in succession.
Her first novel was far more popular than the one that succeeded it.The vice-president succeeds the president if the latter should die in office.
synonyms:
follow, supersede
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
displace, replace, supplant
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derivations: succeedingly (adv.), succeeder (n.)
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