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
That figure, too, appears likely to exceed the roughly $275,000 doled out to directors in 2016.
On May 21, officers from the Lake County Sheriff's Department on Cleveland Street saw a Dodge Challenger that allegedly failed to use a turn signal, exceeded a 30 mile per hour speed limit and disregarded a stop sign, police said.
As a part of the deal, countries reexamine their commitments and can exceed or extend their pledges beyond 2030.
Only South and Central Florida’s metropolitan areas have seen employment levels return to — or exceed — pre-recession levels.
While Griffin apologized for the image, the Republican National Committee singled out Franken for accepting political contributions exceeding $3,000 from Griffin in recent years.
That exceeds even the total before the last financial crisis.
Imports of cars from Germany exceeded exports by $15.4 billion.
Their belief in him is exceeded only by his belief in himself as a legendary, larger-than-life figure.
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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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