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What is the opposite of succeeding?

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Adjective
Opposite of coming after something in time or place
Adjective
Opposite of following, in succession, without interruption
Adjective
Opposite of in continuing or consecutive order
Adjective
Opposite of about to come into office, or into a role or position
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Adjective
Opposite of the next in order after the following
“He seemed to think that this was beginning to be a pattern of behavior because her tempers were manifesting on consecutive days.”
Preposition
(later than) Opposite of more late
“Barry hoped that he would take the stage before Miranda, but the producers would veto the move.”
Noun
Opposite of something achieved with effort, skill, or courage
Verb
(failing) Opposite of present participle for to achieve the desired aim or result
“He would sadly fail, yet failure could never stop him from trying again.”
Verb
(yielding) Opposite of present participle for to achieve the desired aim or result
“His perseverance was admirable, but even he knew that it was time to give up.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to proceed or turn out in a specified or successful way
“Jack Traven's plan to remove the bomb from under the bus would ultimately fail.”
Verb
(succeed to) Opposite of present participle for to become the new rightful holder of an office, title, or property
“This is the day that I officially abdicate my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take over a throne, office, or other position from
“Robert Baratheon's reign of the Seven Kingdoms would precede Joffrey's.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to come after and take the place of
“I believe the better approach would be to let your work precede your reputation.”
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