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succeed

verb  /səkˈsid/ us  

succeed verb (ACHIEVE SOMETHING)

[I] to achieve something that you have been aiming for, or (of a plan or piece of work) to have the desired results: She’s been trying to pass her driving test for years and she finally succeeded. He succeeded in building the business into one the leaders in its field.

succeed verb (FOLLOW)

[T] fml to take the place of another person or thing: [T] Kamen was named company chairman, succeeding Robert Schwartz, who is retiring after 44 years.
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