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"successful" in British English

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successfuladjective

uk   /səkˈses.fəl/  us   /səkˈses.fəl/
B1 achieving the results wanted or hoped for: a successful operation My second attempt at making bread was a little more successful. This year's harvest was one of the most successful since the record crop of 1985.
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B2 having achieved a lot, become popular, and/or made a lot of money: a successful career She runs a very successful computer business. He's the author of several hugely successful children's books (= books which have been bought by a lot of people). The Birmingham Royal Ballet has had a highly successful season.
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adverb uk   /səkˈses.fəl.i/  us   /səkˈses.fəl.i/

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B2 A number of patients have been successfully treated with the new drug.
(Definition of successful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"successful" in American English

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successfuladjective

 us   /səkˈses·fəl/
achieving desired results, or achieving the result of making a lot of money: a successful architect/doctor/lawyer Fortunately, my second attempt at starting a business was more successful than my first.
successfully
adverb  us   /səkˈses·fə·li/
A number of patients have been successfully treated with the new drug.
(Definition of successful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"successful" in Business English

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successfuladjective

uk   us   /səkˈsesfəl/
achieving the results that were wanted and hoped for: successful in sth/doing sth The company was successful in its bid. The successful applicants must show their projects are economically viable.
having achieved a lot, become popular, or made a lot of money: She runs a very successful computer business. a successful career/entrepreneur/product
(Definition of successful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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