Synonyms for succeedsəkˈsid

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  1. succeed(verb)

    fail, fall on ones face

  2. succeed(verb)

    To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of.


English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. succeed

    A person succeeds when he accomplishes what he attempts, or attains a desired object or result; an enterprise or undertaking succeeds that has a prosperous result. To win implies that some one loses, but one may succeed where no one fails. A solitary swimmer succeeds in reaching the shore; if we say he wins the shore we contrast him with himself as a possible loser. Many students may succeed in study; a few win the special prizes, for which all compete. Compare FOLLOW.

    achieve, attain, flourish, prevail, prosper, thrive, win

    be defeated, come short, fail, fall short, lose, miscarry, miss


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