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
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Moskalick, who was a three-time NCAA qualifier, had potential to excel at one of the three, maybe two out three — but all three?
Algorithms such as neural networks excel in sifting signal from background, says Pushpalatha Bhat, a physicist at Fermilab.
The newest region to excel in chardonnay is Elgin, where vines have been replacing orchards; chards like Kershaw and Paul Cluver offer a nice balance between the riper and leaner styles.
Both are powerful, portable, and expensive machines designed to fulfill similar roles, each excelling and falling short in their own ways.
But where the stroller really excels is off the urban grid—hiking through Yosemite National Park, road tripping through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or camping in the Smoky Mountains.
As UCLA sociologist Darnell Hunt has written, minorities purchased nearly half of movie tickets in 2015, despite being dramatically underrepresented on screen, and films with diverse casts tend to excel as a return on investment.
Businesses making strides in tapping that market of more than 1 billion people in smaller cities will excel, according to the report by Morgan Stanley analysts.
Students also excelled in the fine arts, Novak said, with Hersey's Symphonic Band earning first-place honors last month at the 2017 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
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Synonym Discussion of excel
EXCEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of excel for English Language Learners
: to be better than others
: to be or do better than (others)
EXCEL Defined for Kids
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