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Borrowed from Latin succēdere, from sub + cēdō.
succèdere (first-person singular present succèdo, first-person singular past historic succèssi or (more common in the sense "to succeed (someone in an office)"; not in the sense "to happen") succedétti or (ditto, traditional) succedètti, past participle succèsso or (more common in the sense "to succeed (someone in an office)"; not in the sense "to happen") succedùto, auxiliary èssere) (intransitive) [auxiliary essere]
- to take the place (of), to succeed (in an office) [+ a (object)]
- Synonym: subentrare
- Ad Augusto, primo imperatore romano, succedette Tiberio.
- Tiberius succeeded Augustus, the first Roman emperor.
- (literally, “To Augustus […] succeeded Tiberius.”)
- (obsolete) to fall heir to; to be inherited by (of property) [+ a (object)]
- […] non avea alcun erede, né a chi legittimamente succedesse il suo
- [he] had no heirs, nor anyone to righfully inherit his [property]
- to follow in order; to come after [+ a (object)]
- Synonym: seguire
- All'alba succede il tramonto.
- Sunset comes after sunrise.
- (literally, “To sunrise succeeds sunset.”)
- to be subsequent or consequent (to); to follow [+ a (object)]
- Synonym: susseguirsi
- A quelle parole successe un putiferio.
- A ruckus followed those words.
- (literally, “To those words succeeded a ruckus.”)
- (obsolete) to be able to, to manage to, to be successful in
- Synonym: riuscire
- Di ferir lui ¶ Non gli successe, ma del grande Acate ¶ Graffiò la coscia lievemente
- He was not able to hurt him, but he lightly scratched the thigh of the great Achates
- to happen, to occur, to take place
- In the meaning "to happen, occur", the verb can only take successi as the past historic form and successo as the past participle form.
- In the meaning "to succeed (someone in an office)", the verb normally takes succedetti as the remote past form and succeduto as the past participle form.
Conjugation of succèdere (root-stressed -ere; irregular) (See Appendix:Italian verbs)
1More common in the sense "to succeed (someone in an office)"; not in the sense "to happen".
- inflection of succēdō:
succedere f (plural succederi)
- Alternative form of succedare
Declension of succedere
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|nominative/accusative||(o) succedere||succederea||(niște) succederi||succederile|
|genitive/dative||(unei) succederi||succederii||(unor) succederi||succederilor|
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