Search Result for "succeeded": 

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]