Definition of 'success'
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West has built his huge success on an alluring jumble of mixed messages. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In those terms it appears to be a great success. Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)To make sure my new business is a success and become more secure financially. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The success of that deal prompted it to explore the sale of other holdings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was unpleasant and had limited success. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your most creative friend will be the key to career success for you. The Sun (2016)Gas was also behind a second of our big successes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The commercial success of these shows is rather more difficult to explain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You have a reference experience for success. Training with N.L.P. (1994)You end up essentially raising a glass to success in a field where you have failed. The Sun (2013)That too is having only modest success. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The essay is finally delivered and the exhibition is a success. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It seems that bankers expect to get money for success and money for failure. The Sun (2008)Three go on to gain fame and success playing football. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Being confident but smart enough to check your facts brings success. The Sun (2010)That in itself is something of a success story. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)But the show was such a huge success. The Sun (2014)The business was a success in both countries. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Sport teaches young people to deal with success and cope with failure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He acknowledged that his efforts had had only limited success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his road to career success has involved more of a struggle than most of his companions. The Sun (2014)That he has managed to do that with commercial success is very significant. Christianity Today (2000)Sailing and rowing have provided high hopes for success and two of our biggest medal hopes are in action today. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This took the form of a conversation, a form she used in poetry to great success. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What's been your biggest financial success? Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'success'
British English: success /səkˈsɛs/ NOUN
Success is the achievement of something you have wanted to achieve.
Work was the key to success.
- American English: success
- Arabic: نـَجَاح
- Brazilian Portuguese: sucesso
- Chinese: 成功
- Croatian: uspjeh
- Czech: úspěch
- Danish: succes
- Dutch: succes
- European Spanish: éxito
- Finnish: menestys
- French: réussite
- German: Erfolg
- Greek: επιτυχία
- Italian: successo
- Japanese: 成功
- Korean: 성공
- Norwegian: suksess
- Polish: sukces
- European Portuguese: sucesso
- Romanian: succes
- Russian: успех
- Spanish: éxito
- Swedish: framgång
- Thai: ความสำเร็จ
- Turkish: başarı
- Ukrainian: успіх
- Vietnamese: sự thành công
Definition of success from the Collins English Dictionary
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