Definitions for: Exceed

[v] 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"
[v] go beyond; "She exceeded out expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
[v] go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*ceed", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Exceeding.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or
beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc['e]der.
See Cede.]
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.

Name the time, but let it not Exceed three days.

Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope.

Syn: To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie;

Ex*ceed", v. i.
1. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. ``In
our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed.''
--Jer. Taylor.

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed.
--Deut. xxv.

2. To be more or greater; to be paramount. --Shak.

Synonyms: go past, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, overstep, pass, surmount, surpass, top, transcend

See Also: beat, beat out, better, break, circumvent, crush, excel, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outgrow, out-herod, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, shame, shell, stand out, surpass, trounce, vanquish

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