succeed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"succeed" in British English

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succeedverb

uk   us   /səkˈsiːd/

succeed verb (ACHIEVE SOMETHING)

B1 [I] 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 ​drivingtest for six ​years and she's ​finally succeeded. You need to be ​prettytough to succeed in the ​propertyworld. The ​campaign has ​certainly succeeded inraisingpublicawareness of the ​issue.humorous Richard succeeded inoffending (= ​managedunintentionally to ​offend) just about everybody in the ​room!
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succeed verb (FOLLOW)

[I or T] to take an ​officialjob or ​position after someone ​else: He succeeded his ​father aseditor of the ​paper. When the Queen ​dies, her ​eldestson will succeed to the ​throne. to come after another ​person or thing in ​time: In the ​weeks that succeeded, five more ​patientsshowedsimilarsymptoms. Almost from ​itsbeginnings, New York has ​produced succeeding ​generations of ​intellectuals.
(Definition of succeed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"succeed" in American English

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succeedverb

 us   /səkˈsid/

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 ​desiredresults: She’s been ​trying to ​pass her ​drivingtest for ​years and she ​finally succeeded. He succeeded in ​building the ​business into one the ​leaders in ​itsfield.

succeed verb (FOLLOW)

[T] fml to take the ​place of another ​person or thing: [T] Kamen was named ​companychairman, succeeding Robert Schwartz, who is ​retiring after 44 ​years.
(Definition of succeed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"succeed" in Business English

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succeedverb

uk   us   /səkˈsiːd/
[I] if you succeed, you ​achieve something that you have been ​trying to do or get, and if a ​plan or a ​piece of ​work succeeds, it has the ​results that you wanted: succeed in sth He is ​determined to succeed in the ​propertymarket.succeed in doing sth The new ​exchangerate succeeded in ​bringinginflation down.
[T] to take an ​officialjob or ​position after someone else: succeed sb as sth Karl Smith will succeed him as ​chiefexecutive.
(Definition of succeed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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