suc|ceed´er

suc|ceed´er
suc|ceed «suhk SEED», intransitive verb.
1. to turn out well; do well; have success: »

His plans succeeded.

SYNONYM(S): prosper, thrive, flourish.
2. to accomplish what is attempted or intended: »

to succeed in finding an empty seat. The attack succeeded beyond all expectations.

3. to come next after; follow another; take the place of another: »

When George VI died, Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne.

4. to have (good or ill) success: »

I have succeeded very badly (George Macdonald).

5. Obsolete. (of an estate) to devolve.
–v.t.
to come next after; take the place of; follow: »

John Adams succeeded Washington as President. Week succeeds week.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under follow. (Cf.follow)
[< Latin succēdere go after, go near to < sub- up or near + cēdere go]
suc|ceed´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • suc|ceed — «suhk SEED», intransitive verb. 1. to turn out well; do well; have success: »His plans succeeded. SYNONYM(S): prosper, thrive, flourish. 2. to accomplish what is attempted or intended: »to succeed in finding an empty seat. The attack succeeded… …   Useful english dictionary

  • suc — ex·suc·cous; suc; suc·cade; suc·ce·da·ne·ous; suc·ce·da·ne·um; suc·ce·dent; suc·ceed; suc·ceed·er; suc·cent; suc·cen·tor; suc·cen·tu·ri·ate; suc·cès; suc·cess; suc·cess·ful; suc·ces·sion; suc·ces·sion·al; suc·ces·sion·ist; suc·ces·sive;… …   English syllables

  • ceed — ex·ceed; ex·ceed·able; ex·ceed·er; ex·ceed·ing·ly; suc·ceed; suc·ceed·er; pro·ceed; …   English syllables

  • succeed — suc·ceed …   English syllables

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  • succeed — suc•ceed [[t]səkˈsid[/t]] v. i. 1) to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully: Our efforts succeeded[/ex] 2) to thrive, grow, or the like 3) to accomplish what is attempted or intended: We succeeded in our efforts[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • succeeding — suc|ceed|ing [səkˈsi:dıŋ] adj [only before noun] coming after something else ▪ Over the succeeding weeks things went from bad to worse. ▪ succeeding generations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • succeeding — suc|ceed|ing [ sək sidıŋ ] adjective coming after something else: Many of their traditions will not be passed on to succeeding generations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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