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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.