I would like a verb that would express the idea of making something succeed.
Example: I [my-verb] the unit tests.
Writing "I made the unit tests succeed." is not what I'm looking for.
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I think you are looking for pass:
- to undergo an examination or a trial with favorable results. (TFD)
There is the verb succeed.
succeed - "if you succeed, you achieve something that you have been aiming for, and if a plan or piece of work succeeds, it has the results that you wanted", e. g. She's been trying to pass her driving test for six years and she's finally succeeded. (Cambridge Dictionary Online)
However, it is the intransitive verb, so, cannot be used with the object in your sentence. The transitive verb pass or come through should be used instead.
The word you are looking for is probably fine-tune;
to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance (dictionary.reference.com).Thus,I fine-tuned the unit tests.