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succeed

Pronunciation: /səkˈsiːd/

Translation of succeed in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (have success) [plan] dar* resultado, surtir efecto [person] after several attempts they finally succeeded después de varios intentos, al final lo consiguieron or lo lograron she tried to persuade him, but did not succeed intentó convencerlo pero no lo consiguió or no lo logróto succeed in sth/-ing he's succeeded in all that he's done ha tenido éxito en todo lo que ha hecho to succeed in life triunfar en la vida he finally succeeded in passing the exam al final logró aprobar el examen you'll only succeed in making matters worse solo conseguirás empeorar las cosas nothing succeeds like success el éxito llama al éxito if at first you don't succeed, try, try again el que la sigue la consigue
    Example sentences
    • A group of 20 local blocklayers, plumbers and electricians succeeded in achieving their Safe Pass card in the FAS certified programme.
    • Technical problems succeeded in achieving something the general public could not: temporarily disabling the march of bureaucracy.
    • It has also succeeded in achieving the proclaimed mission of poverty reduction through community-based organisation of poor Kerala women.
    Example sentences
    • His talent will give him the fame he needs to succeed.
    • They marry, both ultimately succeeding in the harsher social and financial climate of the New World.
    • When competition becomes the dominant model for social reward, only a few can succeed, whereas the rest grow embittered.
  • 2 2.1to succeed (to sth) he succeeded to the throne subió al trono to succeed to a title heredar un título 2.2 (follow) [literary/literario] seguir* there succeeded a painful silence entonces se produjo un incómodo silencio
    Example sentences
    • The danger of war passed, to be succeeded by one yet more frightening: cholera, spreading from the east.
    • As the acuteness of this remorse began to die away, it was succeeded by a sense of joy.
    • As discipline improved and the men began to feel no longer simply volunteers, but enlisted volunteers, the romantic devotion which they had felt was succeeded by a feeling of constraint and necessity.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (take the place of) suceder she succeeded her father as chairperson sucedió a su padre en la presidencia who succeeded him? ¿quién lo sucedió?, ¿quién fue su sucesor? 1.2 (come after) [literary/literario] suceder a [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • His 18-year-old niece, Victoria, succeeded him to the throne.
    • Ten years after becoming king, Ferdinand was hounded from the throne, to be succeeded by his son, Boris III.
    • At the age of 42 Moores is ideally positioned to succeed Fletcher as England coach when the time comes.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.