What does "Succeed" mean?


(v. i.) Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve (v. i.) To go under cover (v. i.) 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 (v. t.) To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue (v. t.) To fall heir to; to inherit (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To support; to prosper; to promote

Synonyms follow, come through, come after

Example: "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" Example: "The enterprise succeeded"

Word Family succeeded, succeeding, succeeds