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SUCCEED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does succeed mean? 

SUCCEED (verb)
  The verb SUCCEED has 2 senses:

1. attain success or reach a desired goal
2. be the successor (of)

  Familiarity information: SUCCEED used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUCCEED (verb)


Sense 1succeed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attain success or reach a desired goal

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bring home the bacon; deliver the goods; succeed; come through; win

Context examples:

The enterprise succeeded / We succeeded in getting tickets to the show / she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

"Succeed" entails doing...:

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "succeed"):

accomplish; achieve; attain; reach (to gain with effort)

pan out (be a success)

act; work (have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected)

run (make without a miss)

make it; pass (go successfully through a test or a selection process)

nail; nail down; peg (succeed in obtaining a position)

hit the jackpot; luck out (succeed by luck)

clear; pass (go unchallenged; be approved)

bring off; carry off; manage; negociate; pull off (be successful; achieve a goal)

hit (hit the intended target or goal)

arrive; get in; go far; make it (succeed in a big way; get to the top)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

The business is going to succeed

Antonym:

fail (be unsuccessful)


Sense 2succeed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be the successor (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

come after; succeed; follow

Context examples:

Carter followed Ford / Will Charles succeed to the throne?

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "succeed"):

accede; enter (take on duties or office)

replace; supercede; supersede; supervene upon; supplant (take the place or move into the position of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

precede (be the predecessor of)


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