definition of succede by The Free Dictionary

suc·ceed

 (sək-sēd′)

v. suc·ceed·ed, suc·ceed·ing, suc·ceeds

v.intr.

1.

a. To come next in time or order: She fell sick, and what succeeded was an outpouring of concern from her fans.

b. To replace another in office or position: The prince succeeded to the throne. See Synonyms at follow.

2. To accomplish something desired or intended: “Success is counted sweetest / By those who ne’er succeed” (Emily Dickinson).

3. Obsolete To pass to a person by way of inheritance.

v.tr.

1. To come after (something) in time or order; follow: Winter succeeds autumn.

2. To come after and take the place of: The heir succeeded the king.


[Middle English succeden, from Old French succeder, from Latin succēdere : sub-, near; see sub- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

suc·ce′dent (sək-sēd′nt) adj.

suc·ceed′er n.

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succeed

(səkˈsiːd)

vb

1. (intr) to accomplish an aim, esp in the manner desired: he succeeded in winning.

2. (intr) to happen in the manner desired: the plan succeeded.

3. (intr) to acquit oneself satisfactorily or do well, as in a specified field: to succeed in publishing.

4. (when: intr, often foll by to) to come next in order (after someone or something)

5. (Professions) (when: intr, often foll by to) to take over an office, post, etc (from a person): he succeeded to the vice presidency.

6. (Law) (usually foll by: to) to come into possession (of property, etc); inherit

7. (intr) to have a result according to a specified manner: the plan succeeded badly.

8. (Law) (intr) to devolve upon: the estate succeeded to his son.

[C15: from Latin succēdere to follow after, from sub- after + cēdere to go]

sucˈceedable adj

sucˈceeder n

sucˈceeding adj

sucˈceedingly adv

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suc•ceed

(səkˈsid)

v.i.

1. to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully: Our efforts succeeded.

2. to thrive, grow, or the like.

3. to accomplish what is attempted or intended: We succeeded in our efforts.

4. to attain success in some popularly recognized form, as wealth or standing.

5. to follow or replace another by descent, election, etc. (often fol. by to).

6. to come next after something else in an order or series.

v.t.

7. to come after and take the place of, as in an office.

8. to come next after in an order or series, or in the course of events; follow.

[1325–75; Middle English succeden succēdere to go (from) under, follow, prosper =suc- suc– + cēdere to go]

suc•ceed′er, n.

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succeed

If you succeed in doing something that involves difficulty or effort, you do it.

I succeeded in getting the job.

She had succeeded in deceiving Michael.

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succeed

Past participle: succeeded
Gerund: succeeding

Present
I succeed
you succeed
he/she/it succeeds
we succeed
you succeed
they succeed
Preterite
I succeeded
you succeeded
he/she/it succeeded
we succeeded
you succeeded
they succeeded
Present Continuous
I am succeeding
you are succeeding
he/she/it is succeeding
we are succeeding
you are succeeding
they are succeeding
Present Perfect
I have succeeded
you have succeeded
he/she/it has succeeded
we have succeeded
you have succeeded
they have succeeded
Past Continuous
I was succeeding
you were succeeding
he/she/it was succeeding
we were succeeding
you were succeeding
they were succeeding
Past Perfect
I had succeeded
you had succeeded
he/she/it had succeeded
we had succeeded
you had succeeded
they had succeeded
Future
I will succeed
you will succeed
he/she/it will succeed
we will succeed
you will succeed
they will succeed
Future Perfect
I will have succeeded
you will have succeeded
he/she/it will have succeeded
we will have succeeded
you will have succeeded
they will have succeeded
Future Continuous
I will be succeeding
you will be succeeding
he/she/it will be succeeding
we will be succeeding
you will be succeeding
they will be succeeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been succeeding
you have been succeeding
he/she/it has been succeeding
we have been succeeding
you have been succeeding
they have been succeeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been succeeding
you will have been succeeding
he/she/it will have been succeeding
we will have been succeeding
you will have been succeeding
they will have been succeeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been succeeding
you had been succeeding
he/she/it had been succeeding
we had been succeeding
you had been succeeding
they had been succeeding
Conditional
I would succeed
you would succeed
he/she/it would succeed
we would succeed
you would succeed
they would succeed
Past Conditional
I would have succeeded
you would have succeeded
he/she/it would have succeeded
we would have succeeded
you would have succeeded
they would have succeeded

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