successor

noun
ADJECTIVE
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

spiritual
VERB + 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 over
PREPOSITION
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.


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