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succeed - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'succeed' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Succeed [ v. i.]
- 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.
- 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; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
- To go under cover.
2 . Succeed [ v. t.]
- To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
- To fall heir to; to inherit.
- To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
- To support; to prosper; to promote.

Meaning of 'succeed' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . succeed [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be the successor (of)
Example in sentence:
  • Carter followed Ford;
  • Will Charles succeed to the throne?
Meaning (2):
- attain success or reach a desired goal
Example in sentence:
  • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won;
  • The enterprise succeeded;
  • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show