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  • IPA(key): /sutˈt͡ʃɛ.do/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdo
  • Hyphenation: suc‧cè‧do



  1. first-person singular present indicative of succedere



sub- +‎ cēdō



succēdō (present infinitive succēdere, perfect active successī, supine successum); third conjugation

  1. I climb, mount or ascend
  2. I advance
  3. I follow
  4. I succeed in, I relieve (with dative of the thing or person being succeeded)
    • Caesar, de Bello Gallico VII, 25:
      Ipsi recentes defessis succederent
      They themselves were relieving the exhausted [soldiers] by lively ones
    • Caesar, de Bello Gallico VII, 25:
      Alteri successit tertius et tertio quartus
      The third succeeded the other and a fourth [succeded] the third
  5. I enter


   Conjugation of succēdō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succēdō succēdis succēdit succēdimus succēditis succēdunt
imperfect succēdēbam succēdēbās succēdēbat succēdēbāmus succēdēbātis succēdēbant
future succēdam succēdēs succēdet succēdēmus succēdētis succēdent
perfect successī successistī successit successimus successistis successērunt, successēre
pluperfect successeram successerās successerat successerāmus successerātis successerant
future perfect successerō successeris successerit successerimus successeritis successerint
passive present succēdor succēderis, succēdere succēditur succēdimur succēdiminī succēduntur
imperfect succēdēbar succēdēbāris, succēdēbāre succēdēbātur succēdēbāmur succēdēbāminī succēdēbantur
future succēdar succēdēris, succēdēre succēdētur succēdēmur succēdēminī succēdentur
perfect successus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect successus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect successus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succēdam succēdās succēdat succēdāmus succēdātis succēdant
imperfect succēderem succēderēs succēderet succēderēmus succēderētis succēderent
perfect successerim successerīs successerit successerīmus successerītis successerint
pluperfect successissem successissēs successisset successissēmus successissētis successissent
passive present succēdar succēdāris, succēdāre succēdātur succēdāmur succēdāminī succēdantur
imperfect succēderer succēderēris, succēderēre succēderētur succēderēmur succēderēminī succēderentur
perfect successus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect successus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succēde succēdite
future succēditō succēditō succēditōte succēduntō
passive present succēdere succēdiminī
future succēditor succēditor succēduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives succēdere successisse successūrum esse succēdī successum esse successum īrī
participles succēdēns successūrus successus succēdendus, succēdundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
succēdendī succēdendō succēdendum succēdendō successum successū
  • There is also a poetic variant of the third-person plural perfect active indicative form (successērunt) in successēre.

Derived terms[edit]



  • succedo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • succedo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • succedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the matter progresses favourably, succeeds: aliquid (bene, prospere) succedit or procedit (opp. parum procedere, non succedere)
    • to succeed a person in an office: alicui or in alicuius locum succedere
    • to succeed some one as general: alicui imperatori succedere
    • fresh troops relieve the tired men: integri et recentes defatigatis succedunt