Exceed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsiːd|  American pronunciation of the word exceed
Brit.  |ɪkˈsiːd|  British pronunciation of the word exceed


- be greater in scope or size than some standard(syn: surpass, transcend)

Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

- be superior or better than some standard(syn: overstep, pass, top, transcend)

She exceeded our expectations

- be or do something to a greater degree(syn: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass)

This exceeds all my expectations


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.

The arbitrators had exceeded their jurisdiction.

It exceeds the power of human understanding.

His rank exceeds her own.

David seems even to exceed himself.

Men always choose the life which exceeds in pleasure.

Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week.

His performance exceeded our expectations.

He was fined for exceeding the speed limit.

The riot police had exceeded their authority.

I believe I don't exceed when I say there were 200 persons assembled.

Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exceed
he/she/it: exceeds
present participle: exceeding
past tense: exceeded
past participle: exceeded
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