vb. 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. To fall heir to; to inherit. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. To support; to prosper; to promote.
- vb. 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. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve. 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. To go under cover.
Syn. - To follow; pursue. See Follow.