|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section V. Results of Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||SUCCESS, successfulness; speed; advance (progress) [See Progression].|
trump card; hit, stroke; lucky -, fortunate -, good- -hit, - stroke; bold stroke, masterstroke; ten-strike [colloq., U. S.]; coup de maître [F.], checkmate; half the battle, prize; profit (acquisition) [See Acquisition].
continued success; good fortune (prosperity) [See Prosperity]; time well spent.
MASTERY, advantage over; upper hand, whip hand; ascendancy, expugnation [obs.], conquest, victory, walkover [colloq.], subdual; subjugation (subjection) [See Subjection]; triumph (exultation) [See Boasting]; proficiency (skill) [See Skill]; a feather in ones cap [colloq.].
VICTOR, victress [rare], victrix [rare], conqueror, master, champion, winner; master of the -situation, - position.
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|VERB:||SUCCEED; be successful &c. adj.; gain ones -end, - ends; crown with success.|
gain -, attain -, carry -, secure -, win- -a point, - an object; get there [slang, U. S.]; manage to, contrive to; accomplish &c. (effect, complete) [See Completion]; do -, work- wonders; make a go of it [colloq.].
come off -well, - successfully, - with flying colors; make short work of; take -, carry- by storm; bear away the bell; win ones spurs, win the battle; win -, carry -, gain- the -day, - prize, - palm; have the best of it, have it all ones own way, have the game in ones own hands, have the ball at ones feet, have one on the hip; walk over the course; carry all before one, remain in possession of the field; score a success.
make progress (advance) [See Progression]; win -, make -, work -, find- ones way; speed; strive to some purpose; prosper [See Prosperity]; drive a roaring trade; make profit (acquire) [See Acquisition]; reap -, gather- the -fruits, - benefit of, - harvest; strike oil [slang, U. S.], make ones fortune, get in the harvest, turn to good account; turn to account (use) [See Use].
TRIUMPH, be triumphant; gain -, obtain- -a victory, - an advantage; chain victory to ones car.
surmount -, overcome -, get over- -a difficulty, - an obstacle [See Hindrance]; se tirer daffaire [F.]; make head against; stem the -torrent, - tide, - current; weather -the storm, - a point; turn a corner, keep ones head above water, tide over; master; get -, have -, gain- the -better of, - best of, - upper hand, - ascendancy, - whip hand, - start of; distance; surpass (superiority) [See Superiority].
DEFEAT, conquer, vanquish, discomfit; euchre [slang]; overcome, overthrow, overpower, overmaster, overmatch, overset, override, overreach; outwit, outdo, outflank, outmaneuver or outmanuvre, outgeneral, outvote; take the wind out of ones adversarys sails; beat, beat hollow [colloq.], lick [colloq.], rout, drub, floor, worst, lick to a frazzle [colloq.]; put -down, - to flight, - to the rout, - hors de combat [F.], - out of court.
settle [colloq.], do for [colloq.], break the -neck of, - back of; capsize, sink, shipwreck, drown, swamp; subdue; subjugate (subject) [See Subjection]; reduce; make the enemy bite the dust; victimize, roll in the dust, trample under foot, put an extinguisher upon.
CHECKMATE, silence, quell, nonsuit, upset, confound, nonplus, stalemate, trump; baffle (hinder) [See Hindrance]; circumvent, elude; trip up, - the heels of; drive -into a corner, - to the wall; run hard, put ones nose out of joint [colloq.].
AVAIL; answer, - the purpose; prevail, take effect, do, turn out well, work well, take [colloq.], tell, bear fruit; hit it, hit the mark, hit the right nail on the head; nick it; turn up trumps, make a hit; find ones account in.
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|ADJECTIVE:||SUCCESSFUL; prosperous [See Prosperity]; succeeding &c. v.; triumphant; flushed -, crowned- with success; victorious; set up [colloq.]; in the ascendant; unbeaten &c. (see beat &c. v.); well-spent; felicitous, effective, in full swing.|
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|ADVERB:||SUCCESSFULLY &c. adj.; with flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly; à merveille [F.], beyond all hope; to some -, to good- purpose; to ones hearts content.|
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- Veni vidi vici.
- The day being ones own.
- Ones star in the ascendant.
- Omne tulit punctum.
- Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria.
- Cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis.Ovid
- Chacun est lartisan de sa fortune.
- Dies faustus.
- Lart de vaincre est celui de mépriser la mort.
- Omnia vincit amor.
- Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war.Milton
- The race by vigor not by vaunts is won.Pope
- Vincit qui patitur; vincit qui se vincit.
- Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?Stevenson