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exceed

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exceed

  1. 1 to go beyond the limit of by resorting to corporal punishment, the teacher had clearly exceeded his authority Synonyms of exceed break, outreach, outrun, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep, surpass, transcend Words Related to exceed encroach, entrench (also intrench), infringe, invade, trespass; overdo, overuse, overutilize, overwork

  2. 2 to be greater, better, or stronger than her knowledge of French wines exceeds that of anyone else I know Synonyms of exceed beat, better, eclipse, surpass, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), transcendWords Related to exceed one-up, outpace, outrace, outrun, overpass; best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, outcompete, outperform, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst; outbalance, outweigh, overbear, overshadow, trumpNear Antonyms of exceed lose (to)

Synonym Discussion of exceed

exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. exceed implies going beyond a limit set by authority or established by custom or by prior achievement.
    • exceed the speed limit
surpass suggests superiority in quality, merit, or skill.
    • the book surpassed our expectations
transcend implies a rising or extending notably above or beyond ordinary limits.
    • transcended the values of their culture
excel implies preeminence in achievement or quality and may suggest superiority to all others.
    • excels in mathematics
outdo applies to a bettering or exceeding what has been done before.
    • outdid herself this time
outstrip suggests surpassing in a race or competition.
    • outstripped other firms in sales


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