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VERB (2)

1. attain success or reach a desired goal;
- Example: "The enterprise succeeded"
- Example: "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"
- Example: "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
[syn: succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods]

2. be the successor (of);
- Example: "Carter followed Ford"
- Example: "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
[syn: succeed, come after, follow]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] Enjoy till I return Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed! --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant. [1913 Webster] No woman shall succeed in Salique land. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Spenser endeavored it in Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. To go under cover. [A latinism. Obs.] [1913 Webster] Will you to the cooler cave succeed! --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To follow; pursue. See Follow. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer. [1913 Webster] As he saw him nigh succeed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. [1913 Webster] Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.] [1913 Webster] Succeed my wish and second my design. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

succeed v 1: attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won" [syn: succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods] [ant: fail, go wrong, miscarry] 2: be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" [syn: succeed, come after, follow] [ant: come before, precede]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

185 Moby Thesaurus words for "succeed": accomplish, achieve, act for, advance, arrive, attain, attend, be a gas, be a hit, be a success, be blooded, be successful, be victorious, bill, bomb, boom, break the record, bring off, bring through, c, carry off, catch on, change hands, change ownership, change places with, clear, clear the hurdle, click, come after, come along, come by, come in for, come into, come off, come on, compass, connect, conquer, consummate, contrive, crowd out, crown with success, cut out, cut the mustard, deal with, descend, devolve, discharge, dispatch, displace, dispose of, do, do the job, do the trick, do well, double for, dow, dramatize, effect, effectuate, emanate, enact, engineer, enjoy prosperity, ensue, execute, fail, farewell, feature, fetch, fill in for, flop, flourish, follow, follow after, follow up, fulfill, gain, get ahead, get along, get by, get on, get on swimmingly, get on well, ghost, ghostwrite, go, go after, go great guns, go off, go on, go over, go over big, go to town, go well, graduate, hack it, headline, heir, hit the mark, inherit, issue, knock off, make, make a hit, make good, make headway, make it, make out, make progress, make the grade, manage, manage somehow, meet with success, melodramatize, mount, muddle through, negotiate, open, open a show, overtake, pan out, pass, pass on, perform, pinch-hit, polish off, premiere, present, prevail, preview, produce, progress, prosper, prove out, pull off, put across, put away, put on, put over, put through, qualify, reach, realize, relieve, replace, represent, result, scenarize, score, scrape along, set the stage, spell, spell off, stage, stand in for, star, subrogate, substitute for, succeed in, succeed to, supersede, supervene, supplant, swap places with, swing, swing the deal, take, take care of, theatricalize, thrive, track, trail, triumph, try out, turn out well, turn the trick, understudy for, win, win out, work, work out, work well, work wonders, worry along