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English verb: exceed

1. exceed (stative) be greater in scope or size than some standard


SamplesTheir loyalty exceeds their national bonds.


Synonymssurpass, transcend


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)overgrow

2. exceed (stative) be superior or better than some standard


SamplesShe exceeded our expectations.
She topped her performance of last year.


Synonymsgo past, overstep, pass, top, transcend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)excel, stand out, surpass

3. exceed (competition) be or do something to a greater degree


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsoutdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Narrower (hyponym)beat, better, break, circumvent, out-herod, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outfox, outgrow, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, shame









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