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
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.
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.
And because the bill allows for insurers to charge much more to those with pre-existing conditions, a newborn who leaves the hospital without exceeding the lifetime limit might be unable to afford insurance for the rest of his or her life!
Walker wrote that an amendment to state code enacted in July 2015 requires the current year's township assistance tax rate to be compared with the previous year's when determining whether the township's tax rate exceeds the limit.
In a May 2016 email, also sent to chief financial officer Jason Tomlinson, Ruhl again cautioned that the foundation had exceeded its spending policy and that spending was unsustainable.
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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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