- 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
The council’s seven members, four Democrats and three Republicans, will have to vote on who succeeds Kamenetz.
If the work of a basketball coach is to best position his players to succeed, the after-timeout play (or ATO, in coaching parlance) is the literalization of that work.
Other steps include fundraising for the scholarship endowment, deciding which students would be eligible, setting up a data-sharing plan between schools and social service agencies and aligning services in schools to help students succeed.
As the contract expiration date neared earlier this year, Cohen then approached Vasant Narasimhan, who by then had succeeded Jimenez as Novartis chief executive, according to the employee.
Recommendation systems control what information succeeds.
His teaching career continued for over 50 years with a passion for educating, always striving to help his students succeed.
If the Queen of the Hill strategy succeeds, the House would take up three immigration bills that are already in circulation, along with whatever measure the speaker decided to put forth.
The plan was to build higher wages into a new deal in a contract that would succeed the one ending June 30.
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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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