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successor /sək'sesə/
  • danh từ
    • người nối nghiệp; người nối ngôi; người thừa tự
Concise Dictionary
successorssək'sesə(r)
noun
+a person who follows next in order
+a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
+a person who inherits some title or office

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
~ (to sb/sth) a person or thing that comes after sb/sth else and takes their/its place: Who's the likely successor to Blair as party leader? + This car is the successor to the popular Ford Mondeo. + He chose as his successor a relative newcomer to the organization.
Compare: PREDECESSOR
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

logical, natural, obvious | rightful, worthy
Their latest disc is a worthy successor to their popular debut album.
| chosen, designated, eventual | immediate | likely, possible, potential

VERB + SUCCESSOR

have
He doesn't have an obvious successor as party leader.
| appoint, choose, elect, find | groom | hand over to
She will hand over to her successor in one year's time.

SUCCESSOR + VERB

take over

PREP.

as sb's ~
She has been appointed as his successor.
| ~ as
Andrew Kirkham will be her successor as Chief Executive.
| ~ to
The new Ministry of Food is the successor to the old Department of Agriculture.

PHRASES

the appointment/choice/election of a successor, be tipped as a possible successor
The former newsreader is being tipped as a possible successor to the outgoing Head of Broadcasting.



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