- students who succeed in college
Examples of succeed in a Sentence
- Ghosh's remarkable detective work succeeds in rescuing an entire group of marginalized figures from British and South Asian amnesia, if not outright denial. —Maya Jasanoff, New York Review of Books, 18 Dec. 2008
- Enter Gordon Brown. Journalistic legend has it that, over dinner in a trendy London restaurant as long ago as 1994, the two of them settled that Blair would lead the Labour party for an unspecified length of time and Brown would then succeed him. —David Pryce-Jones, National Review, 28 May 2007
- Maguire, a freelance writer who specializes in culture and technology and recently published a book about spelling bees, paints a vivid portrait of Sullivan as a tough-minded micromanager who tightly controlled every aspect of his show, even telling Ella Fitzgerald what to sing. Behind the avuncular, slightly befuddled façade viewers knew, he writes, was a man consumed by ambition and driven to succeed at any cost. —Peter Keepnews, New York Times Book Review, 11 June 2006
You can succeed where others failed.
The plan just might succeed.
Their attempt seemed unlikely to succeed.
Both of them have ambitions to succeed the prime minister.
She will succeed him as chair of the committee.
The Queen died and was succeeded by James I.
James I succeeded to the throne upon the Queen's death in 1603.
Recent Examples of succeed from the Web
In Ascension Parish, 79 percent of appeals succeeded.
The researchers succeeded in the experiment about 20 times.
Pickford succeeded where Peter Shilton, David Seaman and Paul Robinson failed as the 1990, 1998 and 2006 World Cup campaigns ended in shootout losses.
In 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all but four of the hostages.
Hobbs' supporters succeeded in forcing two opponents out of the Democratic primary: Mark Robert Gordon and Leslie Pico.
Steve Hooley succeeded McDonnell as CEO but left the company with the April 16 completion of its sale to SS&C Technologies.
Abdullah succeeded his father after his death in 1999.
The two-year exercise of making Dust also succeeded in helping Wright feel re-enfranchised with co-writing again.
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Origin and Etymology of succeed
bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork;
Synonym Discussion of succeed
- speeches followed the dinner
- she succeeded her father as head of the business
- after the talk a general discussion ensued
- unable to continue because of supervening circumstances
SUCCEED Defined for English Language Learners
: to do what you are trying to do : to achieve the correct or desired result
: to happen in the planned or desired way
: to come after (something) in a series
SUCCEED Defined for Kids
- Half of them wanted me to mess up, and half of them wanted me to succeed.
- —Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control
- The plan succeeded.
- This new model of car succeeds the old one.
- succeeded to his mother's estate
- the heir, who accepts, is considered as having succeeded to the deceased from the moment of his death
- —Louisiana Civil Code
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