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ex·ceed

 (ĭk-sēd′)
tr.v. ex·ceed·ed, ex·ceed·ing, ex·ceeds
1. To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass: a fortune that exceeds ten million dollars; demand that exceeded supply.
2. To go beyond the limits of: I exceeded my allowance. The car exceeded the speed limit.
3. To be better than or superior to: a material that exceeds all others in durability. See Synonyms at excel.

[Middle English exceden, from Old French exceder, from Latin excēdere : ex-, ex- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

exceed

(ɪkˈsiːd)
vb
1. to be superior to (a person or thing), esp in size or quality; excel
2. (tr) to go beyond the limit or bounds of: to exceed one's income; exceed a speed limit.
3. to be greater in degree or quantity than (a person or thing)
[C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go]
exˈceedable adj
exˈceeder n

ex•ceed

(ɪkˈsid)

v.t.
1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of; overstep.
3. to surpass; be superior to; excel.
v.i.
4. to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
5. to surpass others; excel or be superior.
[1325–75; < Latin excēdere to go out or beyond]
ex•ceed′a•ble, adj.
ex•ceed′er, n.

exceed


Past participle: exceeded
Gerund: exceeding

Imperative
exceed
exceed
Present
I exceed
you exceed
he/she/it exceeds
we exceed
you exceed
they exceed
Preterite
I exceeded
you exceeded
he/she/it exceeded
we exceeded
you exceeded
they exceeded
Present Continuous
I am exceeding
you are exceeding
he/she/it is exceeding
we are exceeding
you are exceeding
they are exceeding
Present Perfect
I have exceeded
you have exceeded
he/she/it has exceeded
we have exceeded
you have exceeded
they have exceeded
Past Continuous
I was exceeding
you were exceeding
he/she/it was exceeding
we were exceeding
you were exceeding
they were exceeding
Past Perfect
I had exceeded
you had exceeded
he/she/it had exceeded
we had exceeded
you had exceeded
they had exceeded
Future
I will exceed
you will exceed
he/she/it will exceed
we will exceed
you will exceed
they will exceed
Future Perfect
I will have exceeded
you will have exceeded
he/she/it will have exceeded
we will have exceeded
you will have exceeded
they will have exceeded
Future Continuous
I will be exceeding
you will be exceeding
he/she/it will be exceeding
we will be exceeding
you will be exceeding
they will be exceeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exceeding
you have been exceeding
he/she/it has been exceeding
we have been exceeding
you have been exceeding
they have been exceeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exceeding
you will have been exceeding
he/she/it will have been exceeding
we will have been exceeding
you will have been exceeding
they will have been exceeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exceeding
you had been exceeding
he/she/it had been exceeding
we had been exceeding
you had been exceeding
they had been exceeding
Conditional
I would exceed
you would exceed
he/she/it would exceed
we would exceed
you would exceed
they would exceed
Past Conditional
I would have exceeded
you would have exceeded
he/she/it would have exceeded
we would have exceeded
you would have exceeded
they would have exceeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exceed - be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
overgrow - grow too large
2.exceed - be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"
3.exceed - 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"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outgrow - grow faster than
outcry, outshout - shout louder than
outroar - roar louder than
outsail - sail faster or better than; "They outsailed the Roman fleet"
outdraw - draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight
outsell - sell more than others; "This salesman outsells his colleagues"
outsell - be sold more often than other, similar products; "The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin"
outpace - surpass in speed; "Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"
better, break - surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
outshine - attract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
outrange - have a greater range than (another gun)
outweigh - be heavier than
outbrave - be braver than
out-herod - surpass someone in cruelty or evil
outfox - outdo someone in trickery
shame - surpass or beat by a wide margin
outmarch - march longer distances and for a longer time than; "This guy can outmarch anyone!"
outwear - last longer than others; "This material outwears all others"

exceed

verb
1. surpass, better, pass, eclipse, beat, cap (informal), top, be over, be more than, overtake, go beyond, excel, transcend, be greater than, outstrip, outdo, outreach, be larger than, outshine, surmount, be superior to, outrun, run rings around (informal), outdistance, knock spots off (informal), put in the shade (informal) His performance exceeded all expectations.
2. go over the limit of, go beyond, overstep, go beyond the bounds of This programme exceeded the bounds of taste and decency.

exceed

verb
1. To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
2. To go beyond the limits of:
Translations
يَتَجاوَز، يَزيد عَن، يَتَعَدّى
overskrideovergå
fara fram úr/yfir
nepaprastai
pārsniegt
prekročiť
presečipresegati
aşmakgeçmek

exceed

[ɪkˈsiːd] VT [+ estimate] → exceder (by en) [+ number] → pasar de, exceder de; [+ limit, bounds, speed limit] → sobrepasar, rebasar; [+ rights] → ir más allá de, abusar de; [+ powers, instructions] → excederse en; [+ expectations, fears] → superar
a fine not exceeding £50una multa que no pase de 50 libras

exceed

[ɪkˈsiːd] vt
(= be greater than) [+ number] → dépasser
to exceed expectations → dépasser les attentes
[+ limit] to exceed the speed limit → commettre un excès de vitesse
to exceed one's budget → dépasser son budget
(= go beyond) [+ one's powers, duty] → outrepasser

exceed

vt
(in value, amount, length of time) → übersteigen, überschreiten (by um); the guests exceeded 40 in numberdie Zahl der Gäste überstieg 40; to exceed 5 kilos in weightdas Gewicht von 5 kg übersteigen or überschreiten; a fine not exceeding £500eine Geldstrafe bis zu £ 500
(= go beyond)hinausgehen über (+acc); expectations, desiresübertreffen, übersteigen; limits, powers, speed limitüberschreiten

exceed

[ɪkˈsiːd] vt (gen, speed limit) to exceed (by)superare (di); (limit, bounds) → oltrepassare; (powers, instructions, duty) → eccedere; (time limit) → superare

exceed

(ikˈsiːd) verb
to go beyond; to be greater than. His expenditure exceeds his income; He exceeded the speed limit on the motorway.
exˈceedingly adverb
very. exceedingly nervous.
References in classic literature ?
Pray make Brooke useful, and draw on me for funds if expenses exceed your estimate.
As the psalms of David exceed all other language, so does the psalmody that has been fitted to them by the divines and sages of the land, surpass all vain poetry.
I was careful not to exceed many of them in shooting; for no people are more envious than they in this sport.
The spot acquired a somewhat wilder grace, and yet a very gentle one, from the fact that a pair of robins had built their nest in the pear-tree, and were making themselves exceed ingly busy and happy in the dark intricacy of its boughs.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
The creature is some sixteen feet in length, while its horn averages five feet, though some exceed ten, and even attain to fifteen feet.
Just what," answered the other, "would be the productive capacity of society if the present resources of science were utilized, we have no means of ascertaining; but we may be sure it would exceed anything that would sound reasonable to minds inured to the ferocious barbarities of capitalism.
Nothing could exceed the touching simplicity, the childlike earnestness, of his prayer, enriched with the language of Scripture, which seemed so entirely to have wrought itself into his being, as to have become a part of himself, and to drop from his lips unconsciously; in the language of a pious old negro, he "prayed right up.
Michaux, who knew but part of them, says that "the species of large trees are much more numerous in North America than in Europe; in the United States there are more than one hundred and forty species that exceed thirty feet in height; in France there are but thirty that attain this size.
Elton looked all happiness at this proposition; and nothing could exceed his alertness and attention in conducting them into his house and endeavouring to make every thing appear to advantage.
As far as could be judged of a man sheathed in armour, the new adventurer did not greatly exceed the middle size, and seemed to be rather slender than strongly made.
The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence.