1 [uncountable] the achievement of something that you planned to do or attempted to do
Thorough preparation will increase your chances of success.
The school has had a lot of success with its basic literacy programme.
success of: The success of the campaign depends heavily on the work of volunteers.
success in (doing) something: How do you explain their success in reducing violent crime?
little/limited/mixed/moderate success: I’ve had mixed success preparing the dish in the microwave.
success rate: a fertility treatment with a success rate of around 60%
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