Definition of 'succeed'
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You could say he succeeds almost too well. Christianity Today (2000)They will not succeed in their aim to make us lose our concentration. The Sun (2013)We triumphed because we succeeded in something we have rarely managed throughout our history. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whether she will succeed is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You have the extra willpower and a very exciting reason to make a fitness plan succeed. The Sun (2011)Whether she succeeds is almost beside the point. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Only if they succeed in their aims will the whole project be deemed worthwhile. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They realise there is something called succeeding and honouring both assets and liabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have the calm inner strength that helps work and fitness plans succeed. The Sun (2012)This film almost succeeds in telling it. The Sun (2010)For something to succeed it has to not only do it as well but better. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Officials had given them another whirl and succeeded. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new moon gives you the willpower you need to make a fitness plan succeed. The Sun (2013)The bond issue is almost certain to succeed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At its core was the message that each of us has an ability to succeed at something. The Sun (2012)It is in picking the projects where he is almost guaranteed to succeed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Work projects and personal plans succeed. The Sun (2009)Trying to be good is one thing, but succeeding is another. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has no fear, he just does things and succeeds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If the whole family is afraid, her ex will have succeeded in his aims. The Sun (2008)And the fact that he was succeeding in doing things differently was clear from the way he won the trust of the horse. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)I am not sure that he entirely succeeds in that aim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Scotland succeeded in spoiling things for England, but not to the extent of denying them a victory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: succeed /səkˈsiːd/ VERB
To succeed means to achieve the result that you wanted or to perform in a satisfactory way.
We have succeeded in persuading cinemas to show the film.
- American English: succeed
- Arabic: يَنْجَحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ter sucesso
- Chinese: 成功
- Croatian: uspjeti
- Czech: uspět
- Danish: lykkes
- Dutch: slagen
- European Spanish: conseguir
- Finnish: onnistua
- French: réussir
- German: erfolgreich sein
- Greek: πετυχαίνω
- Italian: riuscire
- Japanese: 成功する
- Korean: 성공하다
- Norwegian: lykkes
- Polish: nastąpić
- European Portuguese: conseguir
- Romanian: a avea succes
- Russian: преуспевать
- Spanish: conseguir
- Swedish: lyckas
- Thai: ประสบความสำเร็จ
- Turkish: başarmak
- Ukrainian: досягти успіху
- Vietnamese: thành công
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