success ( successes plural )
1 n-uncount Success is the achievement of something that you have been trying to do., (Antonym: failure)
It's important for the long-term success of any diet that you vary your meals., ...the success of European business in building a stronger partnership between management and workers.
2 n-uncount Success is the achievement of a high position in a particular field, for example in business or politics., (Antonym: failure)
Nearly all of the young people interviewed believed that work was the key to success.
3 n-uncount The success of something is the fact that it works in a satisfactory way or has the result that is intended.
usu with poss (Antonym: failure)
Most of the cast was amazed by the play's success...
4 n-count Someone or something that is a success achieves a high position, makes a lot of money, or is admired a great deal.
, (Antonym: failure)
We hope it will be a commercial success.
success story ( success stories plural ) Someone or something that is a success story is very successful, often unexpectedly or in spite of unfavourable conditions. n-count
Sock Shop was one of the high-street success stories of the 80s.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 ascendancy, eminence, fame, favourable outcome, fortune, happiness, hit (informal) luck, prosperity, triumph
2 best seller, big name, celebrity, hit (informal) market leader, megastar (informal) sensation, smash (informal) smash hit (informal) somebody, star, V.I.P., winner, wow (slang)
1 collapse, dead duck (slang) disaster, downfall, failure, fiasco, flop (informal) loser, misfortune, washout
2 loser, nobody, no-hoper
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