verb to succeed
- To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of
Etymology: Latin succedere
- the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne
- autumn succeeds summer.
- To fall heir to; to inherit.
- To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
- To support; to prosper; to promote.
- To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
- Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
- To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
- To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
- To go under cover.
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