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Succeed vs. Attain

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Succeedverb

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.’;

Attainverb

(transitive) To accomplish; to achieve.

‘To attain such a high level of proficiency requires hours of practice each day.’;

Succeedverb

To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.

‘The persecution of any righteous practice has never succeeded in the face of history; in fact, it can expedite the collapse of the persecutory regime.’;

Attainverb

To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.

Succeedverb

To fall heir to; to inherit.

‘So, if the issue of the elder son succeed before the younger, I am king.’;

Attainverb

(transitive) To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.

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Succeedverb

To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.

Attainverb

(intransitive) To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.

Succeedverb

To support; to prosper; to promote.

Attainverb

To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.

Succeedverb

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.

Attainverb

(obsolete) To overtake.

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Succeedverb

To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.

Attainverb

To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.

‘Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means?’;

Succeedverb

To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.

Attainverb

To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.

Succeedverb

To go under cover.

Attainverb

To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.

‘Not well attaining his meaning.’;

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Succeedverb

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.

‘As he saw him nigh succeed.’;

Attainverb

To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.

Succeedverb

To fall heir to; to inherit.

Attainverb

To overtake.

Succeedverb

To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.

‘Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse.’;

Attainverb

To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.

Succeedverb

To support; to prosper; to promote.

‘Succeed my wish and second my design.’;

Attainverb

To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.

‘If by any means they might attain to Phenice.’; ‘Nor nearer might the dogs attain.’; ‘To see your trees attain to the dignity of timber.’; ‘Few boroughs had as yet attained to power such as this.’;

Succeedverb

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.

‘If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.’; ‘Enjoy till I returnShort pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!’;

Attainverb

To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.

‘Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I can not attain unto it.’;

Succeedverb

To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.

‘No woman shall succeed in Salique land.’;

Attainnoun

Attainment.

Succeedverb

To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.

Attainverb

to gain with effort;

‘she achieved her goal despite setbacks’;

Succeedverb

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.

‘It is almost impossible for poets to succeed without ambition.’; ‘Spenser endeavored it in Shepherd's Kalendar; but neither will it succeed in English.’;

Attainverb

reach a point in time, or a certain state or level;

‘The thermometer hit 100 degrees’; ‘This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour’;

Succeedverb

To go under cover.

‘Will you to the cooler cave succeed!’;

Attainverb

find unexpectedly;

‘the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb’; ‘she struck a goldmine’; ‘The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake’;

Succeedverb

attain success or reach a desired goal;

‘The enterprise succeeded’; ‘We succeeded in getting tickets to the show’; ‘she struggled to overcome her handicap and won’;

Attainverb

reach a destination, either real or abstract;

‘We hit Detroit by noon’; ‘The water reached the doorstep’; ‘We barely made it to the finish line’; ‘I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts’;

Succeedverb

be the successor (of);

‘Carter followed Ford’; ‘Will Charles succeed to the throne?’;

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