Definition for SUC-CEED'

SUC-CEED', v.i.

  1. To follow in order. Not another comfort like to this, / Succeeds in unknown fate. – Shak.
  2. To come in the place of one that has died or quitted the place, or of that which has preceded. Day succeeds to night, and night to day. Enjoy till I return / Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed. – Milton. Revenge succeeds to love, and rage to grief. – Dryden.
  3. To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous termination. The enemy attempted to take the fort by storm, but did not succeed. The assault was violent, but the attempt did not succeed. It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition. – Dryden.
  4. To terminate with advantage; to have a good effect. Spenser endeavored imitation in the Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English. – Dryden.
  5. To go under cover. Or will you to the cooler cave succeed? – Dryden. [Not much used.]

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