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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 suc·ceed /səkˈsid/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.   --Sir M. Hale.
 Enjoy till I return
 Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!   --Milton.
 2. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
    No woman shall succeed in Salique land.   --Shak.
 3. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
 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.
    It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition.   --Dryden.
    Spenser endeavored it in Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English.   --Dryden.
 5. To go under cover. [A latinism. Obs.]
    Will you to the cooler cave succeed!   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To follow; pursue. See Follow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suc·ceed v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succeeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Succeeding.]
 1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
    As he saw him nigh succeed.   --Spenser.
 2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.]
 3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
    Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse.   --Sir T. Browne.
 4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.]
    Succeed my wish and second my design.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise
           succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the
           show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
           [syn: win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver
           the goods] [ant: fail]
      2: be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles
         succeed to the throne?" [syn: come after, follow]
         [ant: precede]