V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: following in sequence immediately one after another

Synonyms: consecutive, sequential, succeeding, ordered

Antonyms: random

Tips: The adjective successive is used to describe a sequence of events--one after the other. The noun succession refers to the process of following (or succeeding) in order. To succeed somebody in something means to take a position directly after the person you are succeeding. A successor is someone who takes over a position and succeeds the previous holder of that position.

Usage Examples:

Everyone suspected that he might retire after his sixth successive championship. (consecutive)

I missed three successive classes because I overslept. (consecutive)

In monarchies, it is common for a child of the throne holder to succeed his or her parent as the monarch. (take over the title [of]) verb

I haven't officially named my successor, but most people know who it's going to be. (person to take over my position immediately after) noun

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