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successful

adjective
     
suc‧cess‧ful S2 W1
1 having the effect or result you intended:
The operation was successful.
a highly successful (=very successful) meeting
successful in (doing) something
Were you successful in persuading him to change his mind?
2BB a successful business, film, product etc makes a lot of money:
The show's had a pretty successful run.
a highly successful (=very successful) product
3 a successful person earns a lot of money or is very well known and respected:
Arthur was a highly successful (=very successful) businessman.
successful in
He later became successful in politics.
successful as
I think she'll be successful as a photographer.
successfully adverb:
He successfully completed a master's degree.

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