Examples of exceed in a Sentence
The cost must not exceed 10 dollars.
The cost exceeded our estimate.
The demand for new housing has already exceeded the supply.
He's trying to match or exceed last year's sales.
Recent Examples of exceed from the Web
Proceeds will be divided among the Rancho Bernardo Community Endowment, which exceeds $1.4 million, and the foundation’s annual community grants program.
But Zeigler said he was required to file a campaign finance report with the secretary of state because unsolicited donations exceeded $1,000.
Most mines are mature (Driefontein is 65 years old), and the cost of extracting the gold may soon exceed its value.
The point guard position is the weakest, unless Fultz exceeds expectations in Year One.
The fund, started June 23, exceeded its $10,000 goal in the first week, and now continues to grow.
Worldwide it is expected to exceed $100 billion by 2018.
Students living in Sumter County will be given first priority to enroll in the new charter school, Wedgworth said, and if enrollment exceeds capacity, a random lottery will be held.
However, the hotel does meet or exceed the minimum requirements for rooms (200), conference space (10,000 square feet) and swimming pool (1,000 square feet) and exercise room.
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Origin and Etymology of exceed
Middle English exceden, from Middle French exceder, from Latin excedere, from ex- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of exceed
EXCEED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exceed for English Language Learners
: to be greater or more than (something) : to be better than (something)
: to go beyond the limit of (something)
EXCEED Defined for Kids
Definition of exceed for Students
1 : to be greater than The cost must not exceed 100 dollars.
2 : to go or be beyond the limit of Don't exceed the speed limit.
Word Root of exceed
The Latin word cedere, meaning “to go,” gives us the root ced. Words from the Latin cedere have something to do with going. To precede is to go before. To exceed is to go beyond a limit. To proceed is to go forward. To recede is to go back or away.
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