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Definition 1: be or do something to a greater degree - [verb of competition]

Samples where exceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
  • She outdoes all other athletes
  • This exceeds all my expectations
  • This car outperforms all others in its class

Synonyms for exceed in the sense of this definition

(exceed is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of exceed ) attract more attention and praise than others

"This film outshone all the others in quality"

(... is a kind of exceed ) have a greater range than (another gun)

(... is a kind of exceed ) be heavier than

(... is a kind of exceed ) be braver than

(... is a kind of exceed ) surpass someone in cruelty or evil

(... is a kind of exceed ) outdo someone in trickery

(... is a kind of exceed ) surpass or beat by a wide margin

(... is a kind of exceed ) march longer distances and for a longer time than

"This guy can outmarch anyone!"

(... is a kind of exceed ) surpass in excellence

"She bettered her own record" "break a record"

(... is a kind of exceed ) surpass in speed

"Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"

(... is a kind of exceed ) beat through cleverness and wit

"I beat the traffic" "She outfoxed her competitors"

(... is a kind of exceed ) grow faster than

(... is a kind of exceed ) shout louder than

(... is a kind of exceed ) roar louder than

(... is a kind of exceed ) sail faster or better than

"They outsailed the Roman fleet"

(... is a kind of exceed ) draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight

(... is a kind of exceed ) sell more than others

"This salesman outsells his colleagues"

(... is a kind of exceed ) be sold more often than other, similar products

"The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin"

(... is a kind of exceed ) last longer than others

"This material outwears all others"

Definition 2: be superior or better than some standard - [verb of stative]

Samples where exceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She exceeded our expectations
  • She topped her performance of last year

Synonyms for exceed in the sense of this definition

(exceed is a kind of ...) distinguish oneself

"She excelled in math"

Definition 3: be greater in scope or size than some standard - [verb of stative]

Samples where exceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Synonyms for exceed in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of exceed ) grow too large

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