verb (used without object), ex·celled, ex·cel·ling.
verb (used with object), ex·celled, ex·cel·ling.
Words nearby excel
Origin of excel
SYNONYMS FOR excel
OTHER WORDS FROM excelun·ex·celled, adjectiveun·ex·cel·ling, adjective
Examples from the Web for excelled
Macron excelled at France's elite schools, including the civil-servant powerhouse Ecole Nationale d'Administration.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this front, Scalia has excelled, and precisely because of the traits that Murphy finds problematic.The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the first point, Cruz and Paul excelled in New Hampshire.
Giloy-Hirtz is fascinated by photographers who have excelled in other artistic fields.David Lynch Goes From Film to Photos with ‘The Factory Photographs’|Nico Hines|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His 1965 book, A Thousand Days, retains its vigor, and has never been excelled as a study of those years.The Man with the President’s Ear, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and JFK|Ted Widmer|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mountain districts also cannot be excelled in this respect.
What nation appears to have excelled in Chemistry in early times?
The artists of Doccia excelled in modelling, and many of their groups are beautifully executed.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
No Englishman has ever excelled him in range of reading or in intelligent comprehension and memory of what he read.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
Hogarth excelled all the world in exhibiting the scenes of ordinary life; in humour, character, and expression.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett