Succeed Definition

succeeded, succeeds
succeeded, succeeds
To take the place left by; follow into office, etc.
Webster's New World
To come next in time or order.
She fell sick, and what succeeded was an outpouring of concern from her fans.
American Heritage
To follow another into office, possession, etc., as by election, appointment, or inheritance.
Webster's New World
To come next after another; follow; ensue.
Webster's New World
To devolve, as an estate.
Webster's New World

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

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