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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Succeed  \Suc*ceed"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Succeeded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Succeeding}.]  [L.  succedere  successum  sub  under  + 
  cedere  to  go  to  go  along  approach,  follow  succeed:  cf  F. 
  succ['e]der.  See  {Cede},  and  cf  {Success}.] 
  1.  To  follow  in  order  to  come  next  after  hence  to  take  the 
  place  of  as  the  king's  eldest  son  succeeds  his  father  on 
  the  throne;  autumn  succeeds  summer. 
  As  he  saw  him  nigh  succeed.  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  fall  heir  to  to  inherit.  [Obs.  &  R.]  --Shak. 
  3.  To  come  after  to  be  subsequent  or  consequent  to  to 
  follow  to  pursue. 
  Destructive  effects  .  .  .  succeeded  the  curse.  --Sir 
  T.  Browne. 
  4.  To  support;  to  prosper;  to  promote.  [R.] 
  Succeed  my  wish  and  second  my  design.  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Succeed  \Suc*ceed"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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 
  If  the  father  left  only  daughters,  they  equally 
  succeeded  to  him  in  copartnership.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
  Enjoy  till  I  return  Short  pleasures;  for  long  woes 
  are  to  succeed!  --Milton. 
  2.  Specifically:  To  ascend  the  throne  after  the  removal  the 
  death  of  the  occupant. 
  No  woman  shall  succeed  in  Salique  land.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  descend,  as  an  estate  or  an  heirloom,  in  the  same 
  family;  to  devolve.  --Shak. 
  4.  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. 
  It  is  almost  impossible  for  poets  to  succeed  without 
  ambition.  --Dryden. 
  Spenser  endeavored  it  in  Shepherd's  Kalendar;  but 
  neither  will  it  succeed  in  English.  --Dryden. 
  5.  To  go  under  cover.  [A  latinism.  Obs.] 
  Will  you  to  the  cooler  cave  succeed!  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  To  follow  pursue.  See  {Follow}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  attain  success  or  reach  a  goal;  "The  enterprise  succeeded"; 
  "We  succeeded  in  getting  tickets  to  the  show"  [syn:  {come 
  through}]  [ant:  {fail}] 
  2:  be  the  successor  of  "Carter  followed  Ford"  [syn:  {come 
  after},  {follow}]  [ant:  {precede}] 

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