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succeed

Verb

1 attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won" [syn: win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods] [ant: fail]
2 be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" [syn: come after, follow] [ant: precede]

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English

Etymology

Latin succedere

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of
    the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne
    autumn succeeds summer.
  2. To fall heir to; to inherit.
  3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
  4. To support; to prosper; to promote.
  5. To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
  6. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
  7. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
  8. To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
  9. To go under cover.

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Derived terms

Translations

To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of
To fall heir to; to inherit
  • German: nachfolgen
  • Japanese: 継ぐ, 相続する
  • Slovene: naslediti
To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue
  • Japanese: 継ぐ, 継承する
  • Slovene: slediti
To support; to prosper; to promote
  • Japanese: 継ぐ, 継承する
  • Slovene: uspeti
To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things
  • Japanese: 続く, 継承する
  • Slovene: naslediti
Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant
To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve
To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful
To go under cover

Extensive Definition

thumb|250px|Toyota SucceedThe Succeed is a small five-door wagon sold by Toyota in Japan. Designed for commercial use, it is a simple design, and was introduced in August 2002. A more basic version for delivery use is known as the Toyota Probox.
Engine: 1NZ-FE

External links

succeed in German: Toyota Succeed
succeed in Japanese: トヨタ・サクシード

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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