verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of succeed
Synonyms for succeed
Antonyms for succeed
Related Words for succeedprosper, accomplish, get, win, triumph, benefit, thrive, flourish, overcome, prevail, realize, achieve, gain, assume, replace, retrieve, secure, obtain, surmount, recover
Examples from the Web for succeed
Contemporary Examples of succeed
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Tyrangiel, 42, was considered a candidate to succeed Winkler.Inside Bloomberg News’ Shock Shake-Up
December 9, 2014
No one wanted them to succeed, not the cops, the heroes, not the villains.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’
December 6, 2014
These preliminary results give us hope that the project will succeed in the coming years.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers
November 29, 2014
Historical Examples of succeed
Uncle Peter did succeed in walking as far as Madison Square.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I endeavoured to obtain sight of him, but he was so wrapped and clothed that I did not succeed.
I strive to be useful to my fellow-creatures, and am happy if I succeed.
To-night we did not succeed in getting the howitzer into camp.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.
Word Origin for succeed
late 14c., "come next after, take the place of another," from Old French succeder (14c.), from Latin succedere "come after, go near to," from sub "next to, after" (see sub-) + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Meaning "to continue, endure" is from early 15c. The sense of "turn out well, have a favorable result" is first recorded late 15c., with ellipsis of adverb (succeed well).