To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
- To come next in time or succession; follow after another; replace another in an office or a position: She succeeded to the throne.
- To accomplish something desired or intended: "Success is counted sweetest/By those who ne'er succeed” ( Emily Dickinson).
- Obsolete To devolve upon a person by way of inheritance.
- To come after in time or order; follow.
- To come after and take the place of. See Synonyms at follow.