successful

successful(
suhk
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sehs
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fuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (prosperous)
a. exitoso
Some of the most successful companies have been founded by immigrants.Algunas de las empresas más exitosas han sido fundadas por inmigrantes.
b. de éxito
He became a successful writer in his sixties.Se convirtió en un escritor de éxito a los sesenta y tantos años.
2. (fruitful)
a. fructífero
The businesswoman said her meeting with her client was successful.La empresaria calificó de fructífero su encuentro con su cliente.
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successful
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person)
a. con éxito
2. (attempt, negotiations)
a. fructífero(a)
3. (project, film, novel)
a. exitoso(a)
one of Britain's most successful authorsuno de los autores británicos de más éxito
successful applicantslos candidatos elegidos
to be successfultener éxito
to be successful in doing somethingconseguir or lograr hacer algo
successful [səkˈsesfʊl]
adjective
1
to be successful
[+campaign, scheme, attempt, book] tener éxito; [+plan, strategy, experiment] salir bien
the campaign was very successful la campaña tuvo mucho éxito; their mission was successful llevaron la misión a buen término; the company has been very successful over the past five years a la empresa le ha ido muy bien en los últimos cinco años; the film was very successful at the box office la película fue muy taquillera or fue todo un éxito de taquilla; the film is successful at capturing the atmosphere of the time la película consigue or logra captar el ambiente de la época
if the deal is successful, it may cost jobs
[+person] (do well) tener éxito; (reach the top) triunfar
the secret of being successful with men el secreto para tener éxito or triunfar con los hombres; they are ambitious and want to be successful son ambiciosos y quieren triunfar
to be successful [at] doing sth the airlines have been successful at raising fares about 12% his birds with which he has been so successful at breeding over the years.
we have been successful at achieving our objectives hemos conseguido or logrado alcanzar nuestros objetivos
they've found a way to reduce costs and are very successful at it I was not very successful at getting them to recognize my side of the argument I proved to myself that there was something I could be successful at The government have been very successful at putting down the resistance the Attorney General was successful in his appeal against the ruling we hope that the Government will be successful in its [efforts] to obtain ratification to be successful [in] doing sth they've been very successful in getting their message across
we have not been very successful at or in attracting new contracts no hemos tenido mucho éxito a la hora de atraer nuevos contratos
2 (before noun) (winning) [+product, film, novelist] de éxito
one of the most successful movies of all time una de las películas de más éxito de todos los tiempos; a successful range of giftware una gama de artículos de regalo que ha tenido mucho éxito
his book was made into a successful [film] in 1979 one of the most successful novelists the show had a successful run on Broadway they've been the most successful [team] in England
a commercially successful work una obra de éxito comercial
(prosperous) [+company, businessperson] próspero
one of the most successful [companies] in the world loners rarely became successful public figures
(effective) [+treatment, remedy] eficaz
a successful treatment for pain
a generally successful attempt to adapt this novel una adaptación, en general lograda, de esta novela
she led a successful campaign against privatization of the industry
he had a successful operation for an eye problem lo operaron con éxito de un problema en el ojo
(satisfactory) [+conclusion] satisfactorio; [+deal] favorable
it was a successful end to an excellent campaign fue un final satisfactorio para una campaña excelente; to bring sth to a successful conclusion llevar algo a buen término
the only man who is capable of bringing the operations to a successful conclusion this year I'm more determined than ever to bring this to a successful conclusion
there is little hope of a successful outcome to the meeting hay pocas esperanzas de que la reunión dé resultados satisfactorios
He mentioned the £200 million in fees that Shearson would get from a successful deal These accounts show there was only a marginal element of luck in these tremendously successful deals the chances of a successful marriage get higher the longer you wait
we've had a very successful day nos han salido muy bien las cosas hoy
[+applicant]
the successful candidate will be notified by post se notificará al candidato elegido por correo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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