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English definition of “succeed”

succeed

verb (FOLLOW)    /səkˈsiːd/
[I or T] to take an official job or position after someone else: He succeeded his father as editor of the paper. When the Queen dies, her eldest son will succeed to the throne.Replacing and exchanging to come after another person or thing in time: In the weeks that succeeded, five more patients showed similar symptoms. Almost from its beginnings, New York has produced succeeding generations of intellectuals.Occurring and happening
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