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Definition of Succeed


  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.
  2. To fall heir to; to inherit.
  3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
  4. To support; to prosper; to promote.
  5. 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.
  6. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
  7. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
  8. 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.
  9. To go under cover.
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Succeed Translations

succeed in Afrikaans is slaag
succeed in Danish is lykkes
succeed in Dutch is klaarspelen, doorkomen, slagen
succeed in German is folgen, folgen, gelingen, gelingt
succeed in Italian is seguire, riuscire
succeed in Portuguese is lograr, suceda