- 1achieve the desired aim or result
- 2take over a throne, office, or other position from someone
Using succeed: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "succeed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
If you work hard, you will succeed in your career.
She succeeded in convincing him to change his mind.
He succeeded to the throne after his father's death.
The company's new strategy is succeeding in increasing profits.
succeed Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using succeed
She succeeded against all odds in starting her own business.
His parents always wanted him to succeed in life and become a doctor.
to achieve success based on one's own abilities and talents, rather than through help or favoritism
She succeeded on her own merits, without any help from her family or friends.
Phrases with succeed
I finally succeeded in passing my driving test.
He succeeded his father as CEO of the company.
He succeeded to the family estate after his father's death.
Origins of succeed
from Latin 'succedere', meaning 'come after'
Summary: succeed in Brief
To 'succeed' [səkˈsiːd] means to achieve a desired aim or result, or to take over a position from someone. Examples include 'If you work hard, you will succeed in your career,' and 'He succeeded to the throne after his father's death.' The phrase 'succeed in doing something' denotes achieving a desired result, while 'succeed somebody' and 'succeed to something' refer to taking over a position or title. Idioms like 'succeed against all odds' and 'succeed in life' denote achieving success despite difficulties.