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[ suhk-see-did ]


  1. having followed or replaced another by descent, election, appointment, etc.:

    After his father had been executed, discussions took place between the newly succeeded king and representatives from Scotland.

  2. having turned out as planned, desired, or hoped; successful:

    The project, combining breakdancing and Bach, is a perfectly succeeded blend of high culture with street art.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of succeed.

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Other Words From

  • un·suc·ceed·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of succeeded1

First recorded in 1890–95; succeed ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; succeed ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

My client tried to do the crime, yes, but my client did not succeed, and furthermore, it was very embarrassing for everyone to watch because my client’s hair dye was melting.

The failure of one firm, due largely to changes outside of its control, while more than 20 others succeeded under the same program, is precisely the mark of a successful industrial policy.

The Pistons, who just hired a new GM and have limited backcourt talent on hand, look well suited to giving Hayes every chance to succeed.

Frazier, who currently serves as the club’s Vice president of Administration, will succeed current Stein Club President Kent Boese, who chose not to run for another term.

It would be foolish to suggest that China’s drive to become self-sufficient in semiconductors can’t succeed, but the evidence to date suggests this isn’t an industry that plays to China’s economic strengths.

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Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.

DuVernay has partly succeeded in presenting a more human King, warts and all.

It was a Republican Congress working with a Democratic president that succeeded in passing the welfare reform bill the first time.

Had the coup succeeded, the Qatar problem might have become still worse than it is.

Ironically, Trotter had succeeded in tightening a censorship bill but failed to stop the movie.

They are succeeded by kidney shaped capsules of a brown color.

The events which succeeded this fortunate capture are too well known to require more than a very brief recapitulation.

Yet he succeeded in getting many to take the agency and these received orders and sent for the books.

Whoever succeeded in getting the ring on his stick won the game, and carried the prize home as a sign of victory.

In one case, however, I have succeeded in getting drawings of a little girl who was carefully left to develop her own ideas.