- nounADJECTIVE▪ logical, natural, obvious▪ rightful, worthy▪
Their latest offering is a worthy successor to their popular debut album.▪ chosen, designated, eventual▪ hand-picked (esp. AmE)▪ immediate▪ permanent▪ likely, possible, potential▪ would-be▪
his would-be successor▪ spiritualVERB + SUCCESSOR▪ have▪
He doesn't have an obvious successor as party leader.▪ appoint, choose, elect, find, hand-pick (esp. AmE), name, pick, select▪ groom▪ hand over to (esp. BrE)▪
She will hand over to her successor in one year's time.SUCCESSOR + VERB▪ take overPREPOSITION▪ as sb's successor▪
She has been appointed as his successor.▪ successor as▪
Andrew Kirkham will be her successor as Chief Executive.▪ successor to▪
the challenge to create a worthy successor to the old library building▪
The new Ministry of Food is the successor to the old Department of Agriculture.PHRASES▪ the appointment of a successor, the choice of a successor, the election of a successor▪ be tipped as a possible successor (esp. BrE)▪
The former newsreader is being tipped as a possible successor to the outgoing Head of Broadcasting.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.