succeed

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. follow, come after; displace, supplant; thrive (see success). See sequence. Ant., fail, precede.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To attain success]
Syn. achieve, accomplish, get, prosper, attain, reach, be successful, fulfill, earn, secure, succeed in, score, obtain, thrive, profit, realize, acquire, flourish, be victorious, capture, wrest, reap, benefit, recover, retrieve, gain, receive, master, triumph, possess, overcome, win, win out, surmount, prevail, conquer, vanquish, distance, outdistance, avail, reduce, suppress, worst, outwit, outmaneuver, score a point, be accepted, be well-known, grow famous, carry off, pull off, go off, come off, put through, come through, make one's way, make one's fortune, carry all before one, satisfy one's ambition, make one's mark, come into money*, hit it*, hit the mark*, hit the jackpot*, live high*, gain the day*, arrive*, come out with flying colors*, beat the game*, weather a storm*, work well*, overcome all obstacles*, play one's cards well*, crown*, top*, arrive at*, do oneself proud*, make it*, die game*, make good*, do all right by oneself*, be on top of the heap*, make short work of*, break good for*, cover ground*, get places*, click*, set the world on fire*, carry out*, carry off*, gain one's end*, bear oneself with credit*, work*, cut the mustard*, make a killing*, cut a swath*, put across*.
Ant. fail*, give up, go amiss.
2. [To follow in time]
Syn. follow after, come after, take the place of, ensue, supervene, supplant, supersede, replace, postdate, displace, come next, become heir to, result, be subsequent to, follow in order, bring up the rear.
See Synonym Study at follow .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. accomplish achieve, make good, win, triumph, *pull off, arrive, fulfill, *make it, prevail, work, score, *nail it, *pan out, *fly, *come through with flying colors, reach one's goals, realize, *make it big, *hit the jackpot, ace, *go over with a bang, *lay them in aisles, *knock 'em dead, *get off the ground, *set the world on fire.
2. comeafter follow, ensue, replace, supplant, take the place of, inherit.
ANT.: 1. fail, lose, *blow it, flop, *bomb, *lay an egg. 2. precede, antedate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To occur after in time: ensue, follow, supervene. Idiom: follow on (or upon) the heels of. See PRECEDE, TIME. 2. To gain success: arrive, get ahead, get on, go far, rise. Idioms: go places, make good, make it. See THRIVE. 3. To turn out well: come off, go, go over, pan out, work, work out. Slang: click. See THRIVE.

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  • succeed — suc·ceed /sək sēd/ vi 1: to come next after another in office or position 2 a: to take something by succession succeed ed to his mother s estate b: to acquire the rights, obligations, and charges of a decedent in property comprising an estate …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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