Correct spelling, explanation: the origin of succeed is succedere, which was a Latin form meaning come close after. In fact, the word combined two other Latin words, which were sub and cedere – the former one meant close to while the latter one meant to go. Later, succeed also entered Old French, and then in Middle English it appeared in the English language.
Definition of succeed:
1. verb – to get the desired results or to achieve your goals,
You will never succeed in your driving test if you keep getting nervous so badly.
2. verb – to take the position of somebody else,
Janet is retiring in a few weeks so you will succeed her as a project manager.
Phrases and expressions with succeed:
Some commonly used expressions and phrases with succeed include: succeed an office, succeed a fortune, and chance to succeed.
Once the war is over, a new president will succeed an office, which everyone is looking forward to.
We all expected her to succeed a fortune, but to everyone’s surprise, she didn’t get a penny.
There is no chance to succeed if you don’t want to put any effort into your work.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: users of English tend to mix the verb succeed with the noun success. As a consequence, they frequently add the -ed ending to the noun, which results in a form
successed, which is wrong. The verb is succeed, therefore, the past form of that is succeeded.
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