Thesaurus

succeed

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of succeed

  1. 1 to turn out as planned or desired the advertising campaign that finally succeeded used humor to sell the product Synonyms of succeed click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, work out Words Related to succeed catch on; flourish, prosper, thrive; cook, percolate Phrases bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork Near Antonyms of succeed languish; flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crater, crumble, flame out; choke, crack up, miscarry, misfire; fall down, go under; implode, self-destruct Antonyms of succeed bomb, collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, wash out

  2. 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 Synonyms of succeed arrive, flourish, prosper, thrive Words Related to succeed prevail, triumph, win; excel Phrases 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 Near Antonyms of succeed flounder, struggle Antonyms of succeed fail

  3. 3 to come after in time only the results on election day will tell who will succeed the current president Synonyms of succeed postdate, follow, superveneWords Related to succeed displace, replace, supersede, supplant; ensueAntonyms of succeed antedate, precede, predate

Synonym Discussion of succeed

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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