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 excelling
They are gentle with him, very loving, but focused on his excelling at football.
She was also a patriot, a Briton, and a wife, excelling at the arts that each of those categories demand of a person.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics|Tunku Varadarajan|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Until then, Drain had a more ordinary teenage experience: excelling in school sports, more excited by boys than religion.‘Banished’ Lauren Drain on Growing Up in the Westboro Baptist Church|David Sessions|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Young women today are excelling in every way imaginable: better grades, better graduation rates, and so on.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today|Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For instance, he says, boys often think that reading a book or excelling in class is uncool or “unmasculine.”Classroom Warfare: Same-Sex Classes at Public Schools Ignite a Fight |Abigail Pesta|August 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Legouv, in his exquisite way, tells a charming story of how he astonished a little girl by excelling her in calligraphy.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
And there you dwelt as became the children of the gods, excelling all men in virtue, and many famous actions are recorded of you.Timaeus|Plato
He was also the author of Scriptural compositions,—excelling in fine diction as well as in deep religious fervor and pathos.The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland and Scotland:|Thomas W. Silloway
Sad al Bari, λ and μ Pegasi, "the good luck of the excelling one."A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
It is curious that the rapacious fowls are presented as excelling in high and delicate sentiment!