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exceed

[ ik-seed ]
/ ɪkˈsid /
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verb (used with object)
to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding.
to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
verb (used without object)
to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
to surpass others; excel or be superior.
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Origin of exceed

1325–75; Middle English exceden<Latin excēdere to go out or beyond. See ex-1, cede

OTHER WORDS FROM exceed

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exceed

accede, concede, exceed
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How to use exceed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exceed

exceed
/ (ɪkˈsiːd) /

verb
to be superior to (a person or thing), esp in size or quality; excel
(tr) to go beyond the limit or bounds ofto exceed one's income; exceed a speed limit
to be greater in degree or quantity than (a person or thing)

Derived forms of exceed

exceedable, adjectiveexceeder, noun

Word Origin for exceed

C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go
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