exceed, transcend, surpass(verb)
be greater in scope or size than some standard
"Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)
be superior or better than some standard
"She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform(verb)
be or do something to a greater degree
"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
To be larger, greater than (something).
The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.
To be better than (something).
The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.
To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.
In Super Mario RPG, the name that you are typing in cannot exceed eight characters.
Origin: From exceden, from exceder, from excedere, from ex- with cedere; see cede and compare accede etc.
to go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours
to go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure
to be more or greater; to be paramount
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ek-sēd′, v.t. to go beyond the limit or measure of: to surpass or excel.—v.i. to go beyond a given or proper limit.—p.adj. Exceed′ing, surpassing, excessive.—adv. Exceed′ingly, very much: greatly. [L. ex, beyond, cedĕre, cessum, to go.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'exceed' in Verbs Frequency: #564
The numerical value of exceed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of exceed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If a man has a weak arm, give him a heavy hammer to exceed himself!
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Should (payrolls) numbers exceed 230,000 it could send gold tumbling quickly.
I am certain the HDP will exceed the threshold. My only worry is the theft of votes.
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
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- надхвърлям, надвишавам, превъзхождамBulgarian
- excedirCatalan, Valencian
- overgå, overskrideDanish
- hinausgehen über, übertrumpfen, übertreffen, überschreiten, übersteigen, überbieten, überrundenGerman
- sobrepasar, excederSpanish
- dépasser, excéderFrench
- túllép, meghaladHungarian
- overtreffen, overschrijden, overstijgenDutch
- overskride, overgå, overstigeNorwegian
- превосходить, превышатьRussian
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