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Pronunciation: /səkˈsesfəl/

Translation of successful in Spanish:


  • [person] de éxito, exitoso (Latin America/América Latina) he's a successful businessman es un próspero hombre de negocios the successful applicant will be expected to take up his or her post in July el candidato que obtenga el puesto deberá tomar posesión en julio he was successful at last finalmente lo logró or lo consiguió to be successful in life triunfar en la vida we had a most successful meeting la reunión fue muy satisfactoria or positivato be successful in/at -ing they were successful in persuading their colleagues lograron convencer a sus colegas she is quite successful at getting people to do things sabe conseguir lo que quiere de los demás
    Example sentences
    • He learned to use those hooks they gave him and became immensely successful and wealthy.
    • Many of them would have been successful and wealthy, but did any have a satisfied mind?
    • He is a successful entrepreneur businessman who has never had a social conscience.

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