(1) NOT TO Faill: to do what you have tried or wanted to do. ex: I am sure you will succeed
if you work hard.
a. Succeed in doing sth: Negotiators have not yet succeeded in establishin a ceases-fire.
b. Succeed only in doing sth: to fail and do the oppositte of what you had wanted.
e.x.: You have only succeeded in upsetting your mother.
(2) HAVE A GOOD RESULT: to have the result or effect something was intented to have.
e.x.: The anti-smoking campaign has only partly succeeded.
(3) REACH A HIGH POSITION: to do well in your job, especially because you have worked
hard at itfor a long time.
[+ as] I am not sure she has the determination to succeed as an actor.
[+ in] Women need to be tough to succeed in the male-dominated world of business.
(4) FOLLOW IN A POSITION: to be the next person to take a position or rank after someone
succeed sb as sth: Gingrich will succeed Foley as speaker of the house.
(5) REPLACE: formal to come after and replace something else.
ex.: a new generation of computers designed to succeed their existing range.
Dictionary of contemporary English