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Definition of “successful” - Learner’s Dictionary

successful

adjective     /səkˈsesfəl/
ACHIEVEMENT
B1 achieving what you want to achieve: If the operation is successful, she should be walking within a few months.Successful (things or people)
WORK
B2 having achieved a lot or made a lot of money through your work: a successful businessmanSuccessful (things or people)
POPULAR
B2 very popular: a successful book/film →  Opposite unsuccessful Liked, or not liked, by many peopleSuccessful (things or people)
successfully adverb
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