What is the opposite of succeeding?

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Adjective
Opposite of coming after something in time or place
Adjective
(inconsecutive) Opposite of following, in succession, without interruption
Adjective
(nonconsecutive) Opposite of following, in succession, without interruption
“The course can be done in either eight consecutive or nonconsecutive weeks, up to the student's discretion.”
Adjective
Opposite of behind or trailing in order
“The checkout person had to call out to the leading person in the queue who was not paying attention.”
Adjective
Opposite of about to come into office
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Preposition
Opposite of in the time following
“The guests attended the wedding ceremony before the reception.”
Verb
(failing) Opposite of present participle for to achieve the desired aim or result
“He would sadly fail, yet failure could never stop him from trying again.”
Verb
(yielding) Opposite of present participle for to achieve the desired aim or result
“His perseverance was admirable, but even he knew that it was time to give up.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to proceed or turn out in a specified way
“Jack Traven's plan to remove the bomb from under the bus would ultimately fail.”
Verb
(succeed to) Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take over a throne, office, or other position from
“Robert Baratheon's reign of the Seven Kingdoms would precede Joffrey's.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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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