Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section V. Results of Voluntary Action
SUCCESS, successfulness; speed; advance (progress) [See Progression].
trump card; hit, stroke; lucky -, fortunate -, good- -hit, - stroke; bold stroke, masterstroke; ten-strike [colloq., U. S.]; coup de maître [F.], checkmate; half the battle, prize; profit (acquisition) [See Acquisition].
continued success; good fortune (prosperity) [See Prosperity]; time well spent.
MASTERY, advantage over; upper hand, whip hand; ascendancy, expugnation [obs.], conquest, victory, walkover [colloq.], subdual; subjugation (subjection) [See Subjection]; triumph (exultation) [See Boasting]; proficiency (skill) [See Skill]; a feather in ones cap [colloq.].
VICTOR, victress [rare], victrix [rare], conqueror, master, champion, winner; master of the -situation, - position.
SUCCEED; be successful &c. adj.; gain ones -end, - ends; crown with success.
gain -, attain -, carry -, secure -, win- -a point, - an object; get there [slang, U. S.]; manage to, contrive to; accomplish &c. (effect, complete) [See Completion]; do -, work- wonders; make a go of it [colloq.].
come off -well, - successfully, - with flying colors; make short work of; take -, carry- by storm; bear away the bell; win ones spurs, win the battle; win -, carry -, gain- the -day, - prize, - palm; have the best of it, have it all ones own way, have the game in ones own hands, have the ball at ones feet, have one on the hip; walk over the course; carry all before one, remain in possession of the field; score a success.
make progress (advance) [See Progression]; win -, make -, work -, find- ones way; speed; strive to some purpose; prosper [See Prosperity]; drive a roaring trade; make profit (acquire) [See Acquisition]; reap -, gather- the -fruits, - benefit of, - harvest; strike oil [slang, U. S.], make ones fortune, get in the harvest, turn to good account; turn to account (use) [See Use].
TRIUMPH, be triumphant; gain -, obtain- -a victory, - an advantage; chain victory to ones car.
surmount -, overcome -, get over- -a difficulty, - an obstacle [See Hindrance]; se tirer daffaire [F.]; make head against; stem the -torrent, - tide, - current; weather -the storm, - a point; turn a corner, keep ones head above water, tide over; master; get -, have -, gain- the -better of, - best of, - upper hand, - ascendancy, - whip hand, - start of; distance; surpass (superiority) [See Superiority].
DEFEAT, conquer, vanquish, discomfit; euchre [slang]; overcome, overthrow, overpower, overmaster, overmatch, overset, override, overreach; outwit, outdo, outflank, outmaneuver or outmanuvre, outgeneral, outvote; take the wind out of ones adversarys sails; beat, beat hollow [colloq.], lick [colloq.], rout, drub, floor, worst, lick to a frazzle [colloq.]; put -down, - to flight, - to the rout, - hors de combat [F.], - out of court.
settle [colloq.], do for [colloq.], break the -neck of, - back of; capsize, sink, shipwreck, drown, swamp; subdue; subjugate (subject) [See Subjection]; reduce; make the enemy bite the dust; victimize, roll in the dust, trample under foot, put an extinguisher upon.
CHECKMATE, silence, quell, nonsuit, upset, confound, nonplus, stalemate, trump; baffle (hinder) [See Hindrance]; circumvent, elude; trip up, - the heels of; drive -into a corner, - to the wall; run hard, put ones nose out of joint [colloq.].
AVAIL; answer, - the purpose; prevail, take effect, do, turn out well, work well, take [colloq.], tell, bear fruit; hit it, hit the mark, hit the right nail on the head; nick it; turn up trumps, make a hit; find ones account in.
SUCCESSFUL; prosperous [See Prosperity]; succeeding &c. v.; triumphant; flushed -, crowned- with success; victorious; set up [colloq.]; in the ascendant; unbeaten &c. (see beat &c. v.); well-spent; felicitous, effective, in full swing.
SUCCESSFULLY &c. adj.; with flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly; à merveille [F.], beyond all hope; to some -, to good- purpose; to ones hearts content.
Veni vidi vici.
The day being ones own.
Ones star in the ascendant.
Omne tulit punctum.
Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria.
Cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis.Ovid
Chacun est lartisan de sa fortune.
Lart de vaincre est celui de mépriser la mort.
Omnia vincit amor.
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war.Milton
The race by vigor not by vaunts is won.Pope
Vincit qui patitur; vincit qui se vincit.
Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?Stevenson