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American English: /səkˈsɛs/
British English: /səkˈsɛs/

Translation of success in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (good outcome) success in one's career
    el éxito en la vida profesional
    success has gone to her head did you have any success (in) finding a job?
    ¿pudiste conseguir trabajo?
    they had a great deal of success with their advertising campaign
    su campaña publicitaria fue todo un éxito
    we didn't have much success with the banks we approached
    no tuvimos mucha suerte con los bancos a los que nos dirigimos
    to meet with success
    tener éxito
    without success
    sin (ningún) éxito or resultado
    (before noun) the police's success rate in solving crimes
    el porcentaje de casos que la policía logra resolver
    we're proud of our high success rate in these exams
    estamos orgullosos de nuestro alto porcentaje de aprobados en estos exámenes
    Example sentences
    • Those who have always good hope in the midst of misfortunes, and who are delighted with good luck, are suspected of being very pleased with the ill success of the affair, if they are not equally distressed by bad luck.
  • 2 countable (successful thing, person) to be a success
    ser un éxito
    the outing was not a success
    la excursión no fue precisamente un éxito
    she was a great success with my family
    le cayó muy bien a mi familia
    he's a success with the girls
    tiene éxito con las chicas
    he always makes a success of any venture he is involved in
    siempre saca adelante sus proyectos con éxito
    Example sentences
    • Hidden away in this week's news are pointers to what will actually make a success of an online business.
    • The harder but surer way is to make a success of a business of your own and then sell it on to someone willing to pay millions.
    • Condolences go to the proprietors of the shop who have worked so hard to make a success of it.
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