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suc·ceed  audio  (sk-sd) KEY 

VERB:
suc·ceed·ed, suc·ceed·ing, suc·ceeds
VERB:
intr.
  1. To come next in time or succession; follow after another; replace another in an office or a position: She succeeded to the throne.
  2. To accomplish something desired or intended: "Success is counted sweetest/By those who ne'er succeed" (Emily Dickinson).
  3. Obsolete To devolve upon a person by way of inheritance.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To come after in time or order; follow.
  2. To come after and take the place of. See Synonyms at follow.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English succeden, from Old French succeder, from Latin succdere : sub-, near ; see sub- + cdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
suc·cedent  (sk-sdnt) KEY (Adjective), suc·ceeder(Noun)


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