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succeed

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1 to turn out as planned or desired
  • The advertising campaign that finally succeeded used humor to sell the product.
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bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork

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2 to reach a desired level of accomplishment
  • If you want to succeed in show business, you have to feel comfortable in front of an audience.
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come into one's own, cut it, cut the mustard, get ahead, get somewhere, get there, hack it, hit it big, make good, make it, make one's mark, make the grade

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3 to come after in time
  • Only the results on election day will tell who will succeed the current president.
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follow, succeed, ensue, supervene mean to come after something or someone. follow may apply to a coming after in time, position, or logical sequence.
    • speeches followed the dinner
succeed implies a coming after immediately in a sequence determined by natural order, inheritance, election, or laws of rank.
    • she succeeded her father as head of the business
ensue commonly suggests a logical consequence or naturally expected development.
    • after the talk a general discussion ensued
supervene suggests the following or beginning of something unforeseen or unpredictable.
    • unable to continue because of supervening circumstances

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