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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
accede, concede, exceed
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British Dictionary definitions for exceed

/ (ɪkˈsiːd) /


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)
exceedable, adjectiveexceeder, noun
C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go
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