Synonyms and Antonyms of surpass

  1. 1 to be greater, better, or stronger than she always tried to surpass her older brother at anything he did Synonyms beat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), transcend Related Words 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, trump Phrases go one better, run circles around (or run rings around) Near Antonyms lose (to)

  2. 2 to go beyond the limit of the sales of the band's newest CD have surpassed the combined sales of its last two albums Synonyms break, outreach, outrun, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep, exceed, transcendRelated Words encroach, entrench (also intrench), infringe, invade, trespass; overdo, overuse, overutilize, overwork

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a brief usually trivial fact

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