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 obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.
  3. To fall heir to; to inherit.
  4. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
  5. To support; to prosper; to promote.
  6. 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.
    1. 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 go under cover.

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