successful - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/səkˈsesf(ə)l/
  1. achieving the result that you want

    The successful candidates will be given extensive training.

    very/highly/extremely successful:

    a highly successful peacekeeping operation

    successful in (doing) something:

    We have been very successful in attracting some top quality firms to the area.

    1. a.
      used about someone who does well in their career or business

      a successful businesswoman

      Her children have all been successful in their chosen careers.

    2. b.
      used about a business or project that makes a lot of money

      He described them as the most successful guitar band of the decade.

      another highly successful year for the bank

derived word

successfully

adverb