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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Etymology

Latin succedere

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to succeed

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to succeed (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of
    the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne
    autumn succeeds summer.
  2. To fall heir to; to inherit.
  3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
  4. To support; to prosper; to promote.
  5. To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
  6. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
  7. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
  8. To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
  9. To go under cover.

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