Your Word of the Week

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succeed (succeeds, succeeding, succeeded)

1 Verb If you succeed, or if you succeed in doing something, you achieve the result that you wanted.

[+ in] We have already succeeded in working out ground rules with the Department of Defense.

[+ in] Some people will succeed in their efforts to stop smoking.

the skills and qualities needed to succeed in small- and medium-sized businesses

2 VERB If something succeeds, it works in a satisfactory way or has the result that is intended.

• If marriage is to succeed in the 1990s, then people have to recognize the new

pressures it is facing.

•  a move which would make any future talks even more unlikely to succeed

COLLOCATIONS: SYNONYMS: accomplish, manage succeed in/as something
bid/negotiation/experiment succeeds