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 click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, work out Related Words catch on; flourish, prosper, thrive; cook, percolate Phrases bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork Near Antonyms 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 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 arrive, flourish, prosper, thrive Related Words 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 flounder, struggle Antonyms fail

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

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