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"succeed" in British English

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succeedverb

uk   /səkˈsiːd/  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 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!

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  • succeed verb (FOLLOW)

[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.
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.
(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 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.
(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 property market.succeed in doing sth The new exchange rate succeeded in bringing inflation down.
[T] to take an official job or position after someone else: succeed sb as sth Karl Smith will succeed him as chief executive.
(Definition of succeed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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