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.
As he saw him nigh succeed. --Spenser.
2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] --Shak.
3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to
follow; to pursue.
Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse. --Sir
4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.]
Succeed my wish and second my design. --Dryden.