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Succeeds (IPA: /səkˈsidz/)


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.

Succeed (v. t.)

To fall heir to; to inherit.

Succeed (v. t.)

To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.

Succeed (v. t.)

To support; to prosper; to promote.

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.

Succeed (v. i.)

Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.

Succeed (v. i.)

To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.

Succeed (v. i.)

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.

Succeed (v. i.)

To go under cover.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (With Sazh speechless, Lightning succeeds in starting up the airship.)" - Final Fantasy XIII

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man succeeds in completing a work only when his qualities transcend that work." - Work

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance." - Napoleon I of France

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Creation smiles in various beauty gay While day to night, and night succeeds day" - Phillis Wheatley

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Government succeeds by failing: the more incompetence, the greater the potential reward in the arena of the public sector." - L. K. Samuels


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