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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 ?
As he mused he became keenly sensible of the deep responsibility they assume who disregard the means to attain the end, and of all the danger of setting in motion an engine which it exceeds human power to control.
Thus we passed through a scene of sufferings that exceeds description.
Though, in these cases, the direction taken by any one whale be straight as a surveyor's parallel, and though the line of advance be strictly confined to its own unavoidable, straight wake, yet the arbitrary vein in which at these times he is said to swim, generally embraces some few miles in width (more or less, as the vein is presumed to expand or contract); but never exceeds the visual sweep from the whale-ship's mast-heads, when circumspectly gliding along this magic zone.
Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.
Indeed I must say that, much as I had heard of him before and much as I had expected, he very far exceeds any thing.
The kindness which he showed in devoting himself to my assistance exceeds all description.
Pious, well-meant reproof requires a different demeanour and arguments of another sort; at any rate, to have reproved me in public, and so roughly, exceeds the bounds of proper reproof, for that comes better with gentleness than with rudeness; and it is not seemly to call the sinner roundly blockhead and booby, without knowing anything of the sin that is reproved.
The Southward attraction in our country is so slight that even to a Woman my tale necessarily appeared extraordinary and well-nigh incredible; but my Wife, whose good sense far exceeds that of the average of her Sex, and who perceived that I was unusually excited, did not argue with me on the subject, but insisted that I was ill and required repose.
exclaimed the angry marquise, "your folly exceeds all bounds.
There is a period, which occurred between the time of being "hatcheled" and that of being "woven," that it exceeds my powers to delineate.
Dolon suspected nothing and soon passed them, but when he had got about as far as the distance by which a mule-plowed furrow exceeds one that has been ploughed by oxen (for mules can plow fallow land quicker than oxen) they ran after him, and when he heard their footsteps he stood still, for he made sure they were friends from the Trojan camp come by Hector's orders to bid him return; when, however, they were only a spear's cast, or less away form him, he saw that they were enemies as fast as his legs could take him.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!