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succeeding

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being the one that comes immediately after another
  • the couple purchased some land, and in the course of the succeeding year built a house on it

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2 following one after another without others coming in between
  • that land remained in the family for five succeeding generations

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succeeding

verb
present participle of succeed

Synonyms & Antonyms of succeeding (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to turn out as planned or desired
  • the advertising campaign that finally succeeded used humor to sell the product

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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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3 to come after in time
  • only the results on election day will tell who will succeed the current president

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“Succeeding.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/succeeding. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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