Definition of succed
1. succeed [ v ] attain success or reach a desired goal
Examples: "The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
With the neutralists maintaining pressure for one of their own to succeed Mr._Hammarskjold , U_Thant emerged as the only possible candidate unlikely to be waylaid by a veto .
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
According_to the Food_and_Drug_Administration ( FDA ) , `` Doctor '' Ghadiali , Dr._Albert_Abrams and his clique , and Dr._Wilhelm_Reich - to name three notorious device quacks - succeeded , respectively , in distributing 10000 , 5000 , and 2000 fake health machines .
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
When she succeeds , she usually manages to slip_in unobtrusively , to deposit an egg on a completed loaf of beebread before the bumblebees seal the egg compartment .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Giselle was reluctant but Alex succeeded in persuading her to come_back in five minutes and the door was shut again .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
They succeeded in eluding the curious at the hotel , but there was no chance of avoiding them at the nightclub .Synonyms succeed deliver_the_goods bring_home_the_bacon win come_through Related Terms fail achieve work pull_off hit pass arrive pan_out pass run pass nail_down luck_out achiever try
2. succeed [ v ] be the successor (of)
Examples: "Carter followed Ford" "Will Charles succeed to the throne?
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
He will be succeeded by Ivan_Allen_Jr. , who became a candidate in the Sept. 13 primary after Mayor_Hartsfield announced that he would not run for reelection .
He will be succeeded by Rob_Ledford of Gainesville , who has been an assistant more than three years .
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Dr._Clark will succeed Dr._J._R._McLemore , who will retire at the close of the present school_term .
(The New York Times,...)
He succeeds Buck_Shaw , who retired at the end of last season .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
She was succeeded by Clarence_Goyette .Synonyms succeed follow come_after Related Terms precede supplant accede_to accede succession sequence successor
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