suc·ceed /sək-'sēd/ vi1: to come next after another in office or position2 a: to take something by successionsucceed ed to his mother's estateb: to acquire the rights, obligations, and charges of a decedent in property comprising an estatethe heir, who accepts, is considered as having succeed ed to the deceased from the moment of his death — Louisiana Civil Codevt1: to follow in sequence and esp. immediately2: to come after as heir or successor
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accomplish, achieve, acquire, advance, be victorious, bear fruit, bloom, capture, come through, conquer, do well, earn, fare well, flourish, fulfill, gain, gain a victory, make a hit, manage, master, meet with success, obtain, prevail, profit, progress, prosper, reach, realize, reap, rem bene, score a success, secure, surmount obstacles, thrive, triumph, vanquish, win, wrest
arise, be subsequent, come after, come subsequently, derive, develop, displace, ensue, excipere, follow after, follow in order, give place to, go after, go next, outmode, postdate, relieve, remove, replace, serve as a substitute, set aside, subrogate, substitute for, succedere, supersede, supervene, supplant, take over, take the place of
accomplish, attain, avail (bring about), carry (succeed), complete, discharge (perform), dispatch (dispose of), displace (replace), effectuate, ensue, execute (accomplish), gain, implement, pass (satisfy requirements), prevail (triumph), reach, replace, supersede, supervene, supplant
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To achieve a desired goal.n.successadj.successful(2) To take the place of someone or something in a position, elected office, or other situation; to follow and replace; to inherit a position or title.n.succession; see also successor
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.