succeed etymology

English word succeed comes from Latin cedere, Latin sub, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Detailed word origin of succeed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cedere Latin (lat)
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
succedo Latin (lat) I advance. I climb, mount or ascend. I enter. I follow. I succeed in.
succeder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To succeed (follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of).
succeed English (eng) (obsolete, rare) To fall heir to; to inherit.. To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.. 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.. [...]

Words with the same origin as succeed

Descendants of cedere
ancestor ancestral procedure proceed process processed procession recess recession success successful succession
Descendants of sub
souvenir sudden suffer suffering suffice sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source subject substance substantial subtle supply suppose surge suspension sustain