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succeed
American English: /səkˈsid/
British English: /səkˈsiːd/

Translation of succeed in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 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 logró
    to succeed in something/-inghe'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 something)he succeeded to the throne
    subió al trono
    to succeed to a title
    heredar un título
    2.2 (follow) [literary] 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

  • 1.1 (take the place of) 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]
    suceder a [literary]
    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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