Succeed meaning

sək-sēd
To come after (something) in time or order; follow.

Winter succeeds autumn.

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To come after and take the place of.

The heir succeeded the king.

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To take the place left by; follow into office, etc.
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Succeed is defined as to accomplish a goal or to come next.

An example of succeed is to complete a triathlon.

An example of succeed is to be the second person in line.

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To pass to a person by way of inheritance.
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To achieve or accomplish something planned or attempted.

To succeed in persuading someone.

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To have or enjoy success; realize a goal or goals, esp. in becoming wealthy, winning fame or approval, etc.

To succeed in business.

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To accomplish something desired or intended.
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To happen or turn out as planned or attempted.

A plan that succeeded.

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To come or occur after; follow.
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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.

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To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.
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To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
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To support; to prosper; to promote.
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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.
  • To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
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To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
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To go under cover.
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Origin of succeed

  • Middle English succeden from Old French succeder from Latin succēdere sub- near sub– cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French succeder, from Latin succedere (“to go under, go from under, come under, approach, follow, take the place of, receive by succession, prosper, be successful")

    From Wiktionary