Simple Definition of excel
: to be better than others
: to be or do better than (others)
Full Definition of excel
: to be superior to : surpass in accomplishment or achievement
: to be distinguishable by superiority : surpass others <excel in sports> <excelled at lipreading>
Examples of excel in a sentence
She excels everyone else in sports.
<the special effects in this new sci-fi extravaganza excel any that we've seen previously>
Origin and Etymology of excel
Middle English excellen, from Latin excellere, from ex- + -cellere to rise, project; akin to Latin collis hill — more at hill
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of excel
EXCEL Defined for Kids
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