(Suc"ce*dane) n. A succedaneum. [Obs.]
(Suc`ce*da"ne*ous) a. [L. succedaneus. See Succeed.] Pertaining to, or acting as,
a succedaneum; supplying the place of something else; being, or employed as, a substitute for another.
Sir T. Browne.
(Suc`ce*da"ne*um) n.; pl. Succedanea [NL. See Succedaneous.] One who, or that
which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute; specifically
(Med.), a remedy used as a substitute for another.
In lieu of me, you will have a very charming succedaneum, Lady Harriet Stanhope.Walpole.
(Suc*ceed") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succeeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Succeeding.] [L. succedere,
successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succéder. See
Cede, and cf. Success.]
1. 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.Spenser.
2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] Shak.
3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse.Sir T. Browne.
4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.]
Succeed my wish and second my design.Dryden.
(Suc*ceed"), v. i.
1. 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.Sir M. Hale.
Enjoy till I returnMilton.
Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!
2. Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
No woman shall succeed in Salique land.Shak.
3. To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve. Shak.