Succeed

Suc*ceed"

, v. i. 1. To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
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If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.
Sir M. Hale.
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Enjoy till I return
Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!
Milton.
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2. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
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No woman shall succeed in Salique land.
Shak.
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3. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve. Shak.
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4. To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
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It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition.
Dryden.
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Spenser endeavored it in Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English.
Dryden.
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5. To go under cover. [A latinism. Obs.]
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Will you to the cooler cave succeed!
Dryden.
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Syn. -- To follow; pursue. See Follow.
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