What is the opposite of succeed?

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(fail) Opposite of to achieve the desired aim or result
“He would sadly fail, yet failure could never stop him from trying again.”
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(yield) Opposite of to achieve the desired aim or result
“His perseverance was admirable, but even he knew that it was time to give up.”
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Opposite of to proceed or turn out in a specified way
“Jack Traven's plan to remove the bomb from under the bus would ultimately fail.”
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(succeed to) Opposite of become the new rightful holder of an office, title, or property
“This is the day that I officially abdicate my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.”
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Opposite of to take over a throne, office, or other position from
“Robert Baratheon's reign of the Seven Kingdoms would precede Joffrey's.”
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Opposite of to come after and take the place of
“I believe the better approach would be to let your work precede your reputation.”
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(in sport) Opposite of to score a point when an object is placed into an area designated for such an activity
“The club does not pay him exorbitant amounts of money to miss easy shots like that.”
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Opposite of to be successful
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Opposite of take over the place, position, or role of
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(a business) Opposite of to advance, develop, or expand
“After being at the forefront of manufacturing for the last decade, the company's profits were starting to decline due to a lack of innovation.”
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Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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Opposite of come through unscathed
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Opposite of to bestow legal or official authority to
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Opposite of take over the place, position, or role of
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Opposite of manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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