exceed

exceed
a) To be larger, greater than (something).

The companys 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

b) To be better than (something).

The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

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  • exceed — exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or to be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. Exceed may imply an overpassing of a limit set by one s right, power, authority, or jurisdiction {this task exceeds his… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exceed — ex‧ceed [ɪkˈsiːd] verb [transitive] 1. to be more than a particular number or amount: • Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week. • individuals with assets exceeding £500,000 2. to go beyond an official or legal limit: • Pesticide levels… …   Financial and business terms

  • Exceed — Ex*ceed , v. i. 1. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. In our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. Deut. xxv. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To be more or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exceed — [ek sēd′, iksēd′] vt. [ME exceden < OFr exceder < L excedere < ex , out, beyond + cedere, to go: see CEDE] 1. to go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.) [to exceed a speed limit] 2. to be more than or greater than;… …   English World dictionary

  • Exceed — Ex*ceed , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exceeding}.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exceed — late 14c., from O.Fr. exceder (14c.) exceed, surpass, go too far, from L. excedere depart, go beyond, be in excess, surpass, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + cedere go, yield (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Related: Exceeded; exceeding …   Etymology dictionary

  • exceed — index carouse, outbalance, outweigh, overestimate, overlap, overreach, overstep, predominate (outnumber) …   Law dictionary

  • exceed — [v] be superior to; surpass beat, best, better, break record*, cap, distance, eclipse, excel, get upper hand*, go beyond, go by, have advantage, have a jump on*, have it all over*, out distance, outdo, outpace, outreach, outrun, outshine,… …   New thesaurus

  • exceed — ► VERB 1) be greater in number or size than. 2) go beyond what is stipulated by (a set limit). 3) surpass. ORIGIN Latin excedere, from cedere go …   English terms dictionary

  • exceed — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, far, greatly, significantly, substantially, vastly ▪ clearly, comfortably (esp. BrE), easily …   Collocations dictionary

  • exceed — verb Etymology: Middle English exceden, from Middle French exceder, from Latin excedere, from ex + cedere to go Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to extend outside of < the river will exceed its banks > 2. to be greater than or superior to 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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