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English verb: succeed

1. succeed (social) attain success or reach a desired goal

SamplesThe enterprise succeeded.
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show.
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won.

ExamplesThe business is going to succeed

Synonymsbring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, win

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, achieve, act, arrive, attain, bring off, carry off, clear, get in, go far, hit, hit the jackpot, luck out, make it, make it, manage, nail, nail down, negociate, pan out, pass, pass, peg, pull off, reach, run, work

Entailassay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Antonymsgo wrong, miscarry, fail

2. succeed (social) be the successor (of)

SamplesCarter followed Ford.
Will Charles succeed to the throne?.

Synonymscome after, follow

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)accede, enter, replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

Antonymscome before, precede

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