succeed

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succeed is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
succeed

Pronunciation[change]

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  • Hyphenation: suc‧ceed

Verb[change]

Plain form
succeed

Third-person singular
succeeds

Past tense
succeeded

Past participle
succeeded

Present participle
succeeding

  1. (intransitive) If something succeeds, it has happens the way somebody wants it to happen.
    He succeeded in getting everyone to like him.
  2. (intransitive) If you succeed, people recognize that you are good at what you do.
    It's more difficult for women to succeed in business.
  3. (intransitive) If x succeeds y, x replaces y.
    The new king succeeded his father.
    DVDs succeeded VHS as the main way to watch movies.

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