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English definition of “succeed”

succeed

verb [I] (ACHIEVE SOMETHING)    /səkˈsiːd/
B1 If you succeed, you achieve something that you have been aiming for, and if a plan or piece of work succeeds, it has the results that you wanted: She's been trying to pass her driving test for six years and she's finally succeeded. You need to be pretty tough to succeed in the property world. The campaign has certainly succeeded in raising public awareness of the issue.humorous Richard succeeded in offending (= managed unintentionally to offend) just about everybody in the room!Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of succeed verb (ACHIEVE SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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