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.
Suc·ceed·ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence.
adj 1: coming after or following [syn: succeeding(a)] [ant: preceding(a)]
2: (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next
president" [syn: future(a), next, succeeding(a)]