- 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.
- to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
- to surpass others; excel or be superior.
Origin of exceed
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2. overstep, transcend. 3. outdo, outstrip, beat, cap, top.
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- 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)
C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for super-exceed
Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."
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