verb (used without object), ex·celled, ex·cel·ling.
verb (used with object), ex·celled, ex·cel·ling.
Origin of excel
SYNONYMS FOR excel
Related formsun·ex·celled, adjectiveun·ex·cel·ling, adjective
Examples from the Web for excel
Life seemed to have little meaning; a need to excel was almost gone.How His West Point Football Experience Inspired Eisenhower|Nicolaus Mills|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can it be exported to Excel, or a comma-separated file, for instance?
In her own way, Woodley is inspiring young women to succeed and excel.Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars|Amy Zimmerman|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of her deputy chiefs of staff keeps track of the tracker, an Excel spreadsheet, she says.
It made my journey a longer one, but I really wanted to excel in the theater.Meet the Red Viper: Pedro Pascal on Game of Thrones’ Kinky, Bisexual Hellraiser|Marlow Stern|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The children then endeavor to excel each other in writing down the names of the objects which they have seen.Memory|William Walker Atkinson
My vanity was cruelly mortified after all my efforts to excel.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
He was26 an apt student and always recited well, with a great ambition to excel in everything.The Home Life of Poe|Susan Archer Weiss
His pianos were universally regarded as the best in the market, and his competitors were unable to excel him.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made|James D. McCabe, Jr.
When scenes of strong passion are wanted, the Germans, I think, excel their French rivals.Confessions of an Opera Singer|Kathleen Howard