English - Etymology
English - Verb
- To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of.
- To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful.
- (obsolete, rare) To fall heir to; to inherit.
To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
- Sir Thomas Browne
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 49
- To support; to prosper; to promote.
- 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.
- To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
- To go under cover.
- (follow in order): precede
- (obtain the object desired; accomplish what is attempted or intended): fail, fall on one's face