succeeded; succeeding; succeeds
Essential Meaning of succeed
1 : to do what you are trying to do : to achieve the correct or desired result You can succeed where others failed. She hopes to succeed [=to do well] at her job.
2 : to happen in the planned or desired way The plan just might succeed. Their attempt seemed unlikely to succeed.
3 : to come after (something) in a series The new model will succeed [=replace] the current one next spring.
Full Definition of succeed
1a : to come next after another in office or position or in possession of an estate especially : to inherit sovereignty, rank, or title
b : to follow after another in order
2a : to turn out well
b : to attain a desired object or end students who succeed in college
3 obsolete : to pass to a person by inheritance
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