verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- succedent house,
- success story,
Origin of succeed
Examples from the Web for succeeded
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a Republican Congress working with a Democratic president that succeeded in passing the welfare reform bill the first time.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, Trotter had succeeded in tightening a censorship bill but failed to stop the movie.
Watchers of the Sky examines the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the man who succeeded in making genocide an international crime.
And, as with most things the artist set out doing, he succeeded.
We had succeeded beyond his expectations, and the correctness of his original theory had been fully demonstrated.Bucholz and the Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
She found herself wondering how it could have succeeded in coming that distance.The Trail to Yesterday|Charles Alden Seltzer
Reaching Carlisle, he succeeded in getting his name entered for the head prize.Wrestling and Wrestlers:|Jacob Robinson
Monsieur Letellier soon retired, and was succeeded by Monsieur de Reusse.
It may be nuts to him and Mr. Arrowsmith to know that they have succeeded in driving my name out of the "N. & Q."
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).