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succeed

verb
 
 
/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.
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