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succeed

Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

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verb transitive

P. διαδέχεσθαι (dat. or absol.).

be successor: see under successor.

follow: P. and V. ἕπεσθαι (dat.); see follow.

task succeeded task: V. ἔργου δ' ἔργον ἐξημείβετο (Eur., Helen 1533).

lo, wonder succeeds wonder: V. καὶ μὴν ἀμείβει καινὸν ἐκ καινῶν τόδε (Eur., Orestes 1503).

another sorrow bidding woe succeed woe diverts my thoughts therefrom: V. παρακαλεῖ δ' ἐκεῖθεν αὖ λυπή τις ἄλλη διάδοχος κακῶν κακοῖς (Eur., Hecuba 587).

woe succeeding woe: V. κακὸν κακῷ διάδοχον (Eur., Andromache 802).

verb intransitive

be successful, of persons or things: P. and V. ὀρθοῦσθαι, εὐτυχεῖν, κατορθοῦν (or pass.), εὖ φέρεσθαι; see answer.

of persons only: P. and V. τυγχάνειν, P. κατατυγχάνειν, ἐπιτυγχάνειν.

when he didn't succeed: P. ὡς αὐτῷ οὐ προὐχώρει (Thuc. 1, 109).

of things only: P. and V. εὖ χωρεῖν, προχωρεῖν.

succeed in: P. and V. δύναμαι, δύνασθαι (infin.), ἔχειν (infin.); see be able, under able.

come next: Ar. and P. ἐπιγίγνεσθαι.

succeeding: P. and V. ἐπιών; see under succeeding.

succeed to, inherit: P. and V. παραλαμβάνειν (acc.).