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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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