succeed

  • 1 succeed — UK US /səkˈsiːd/ verb ► [I] if you succeed, you achieve something that you have been trying to do or get, and if a plan or a piece of work succeeds, it has the results that you wanted: succeed in sth »He is determined to succeed in the property… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Succeed — Suc*ceed , v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] If the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 succeed — suc·ceed /sək sēd/ vi 1: to come next after another in office or position 2 a: to take something by succession succeed ed to his mother s estate b: to acquire the rights, obligations, and charges of a decedent in property comprising an estate …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Succeed — Suc*ceed , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Succeeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Succeeding}.] [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succ[ e]der. See {Cede}, and cf. {Success}.] 1. To follow in order; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 succeed — 1 *follow, ensue, supervene Analogous words: displace, supplant, replace, supersede Antonyms: precede 2 Succeed, prosper, thrive, flourish can mean to attain or to be attaining a desired end. Succeed (see also FOLLOW) implies little more than… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 succeed — [sək sēd′] vi. [ME succeden < L succedere, to go beneath or under, follow after < sub , under + cedere, to go: see CEDE] 1. a) to come next after another; follow; ensue b) to follow another into office, possession, etc., as by election,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 succeed — late 14c., come next after, take the place of another, from O.Fr. succeder (14c.), from L. succedere come after, go near to, from sub next to, after + cedere go, move (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Meaning to continue, endure is from early 15c. The sense …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 succeed — When it means ‘to be successful’, succeed is followed by in + an ing form, not (unlike fail) by to: • Some local preservation enthusiasts succeeded in getting the house listed as of architectural and historic interest E. Lemarchand, 1972 …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 succeed — [v1] attain good outcome accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive, avail, benefit, be successful, carry off*, come off*, conquer, distance, do all right*, do the trick*, earn, flourish, fulfill, gain, get, get to the top*, grow famous, hit*, make a… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 succeed to — index inherit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 succeed — ► VERB 1) achieve an aim or purpose. 2) attain fame, wealth, or social status. 3) take over an office, title, etc., from (someone). 4) become the new rightful holder of an office, title, etc. 5) come after and take the place of. ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 succeed — suc|ceed W2S3 [səkˈsi:d] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: succedere to go up, follow after, succeed , from sub near + cedere to go ] 1.) to do what you tried or wanted to do ▪ She wanted to be the first woman to climb Mount Everest, and she… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 succeed — verb 1 manage to achieve what you want; do well ADVERB ▪ admirably, beautifully (esp. AmE), brilliantly, marvellously/marvelously (esp. AmE), well, wildly (esp. AmE), wonderfully ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 succeed — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to come after ) to succeed as (she succeeded me as treasurer) 2) (D; intr.) to succeed in (to succeed in doing smt.; to succeed in business) 3) (D; intr.) to succeed to ( to inherit ) (to succeed to the throne) * * * [sək siːd]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 succeed */*/*/ — UK [səkˈsiːd] / US [səkˈsɪd] verb Word forms succeed : present tense I/you/we/they succeed he/she/it succeeds present participle succeeding past tense succeeded past participle succeeded 1) a) [intransitive] to achieve something that you planned… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 succeed — suc|ceed [ sək sid ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive to achieve something that you planned to do or attempted to do: We all want to make the peace process succeed. succeed in (doing) something: We finally succeeded in getting Marjorie up the stairs. a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 succeed — [[t]səksi͟ːd[/t]] ♦♦ succeeds, succeeding, succeeded 1) VERB If you succeed in doing something, you manage to do it. [V in ing/n] We have already succeeded in working out ground rules with the Department of Defense... [V in ing/n] Some people… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 succeed — verb 1 NOT FAIL (I) to do what you have tried or wanted to do: I m sure you ll succeed if you work hard. | succeed in doing sth: Negotiators have not yet succeeded in establishing a cease fire. | succeed only in doing sth (=fail and do the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 succeed — succeedable, adj. succeeder, n. /seuhk seed /, v.i. 1. to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully; have the desired result: Our efforts succeeded. 2. to thrive, prosper, grow, or the like: Grass will not succeed in this dry …

    Universalium

  • 20 succeed — 01. If at first you don t [succeed], try, try again. 02. His [success] is entirely due to his hard work. 03. He has been very [successful] in business, and his company is now worth millions. 04. The former champion has been [unsuccessful] in a… …

    Grammatical examples in English