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English definition of “succeed”

succeed

verb
 
 
/səkˈsiːd/
ACHIEVE [I] B1 to achieve what you are trying to achieve: She has the skill and determination to succeed. [+ in + doing sth] He has finally succeeded in passing his exams.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
TAKE POSITION [T] to take an official job or position after someone else: The Queen was succeeded by her eldest son when she died.Replacing and exchanging
(Definition of succeed from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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