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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exceed mean? 

EXCEED (verb)
  The verb EXCEED has 3 senses:

1. go beyond
2. go beyond
3. be or do something to a greater degree

  Familiarity information: EXCEED used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

EXCEED (verb)

Sense 1exceed [BACK TO TOP]


Go beyond

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


exceed; transcend; surpass

Context example:

Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sense 2exceed [BACK TO TOP]


Go beyond

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


top; transcend; overstep; go past; exceed; pass

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "exceed" is one way to...):

excel; stand out; surpass (distinguish oneself)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sense 3exceed [BACK TO TOP]


Be or do something to a greater degree

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities


outstrip; outdo; outgo; outmatch; outperform; surpass; exceed; surmount

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "exceed" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exceed"):

beat; circumvent; outfox; outsmart; outwit; overreach (beat through cleverness and wit)

outmarch (march longer distances and for a longer time than)

shame (surpass or beat by a wide margin)

outfox (outdo someone in trickery)

out-herod (surpass someone in cruelty or evil)

outbrave (be braver than)

outweigh (be heavier than)

outrange (have a greater range than (another gun))

outshine (attract more attention and praise than others)

better; break (surpass in excellence)

outpace (surpass in speed)

outsell (be sold more often than other, similar products)

outsell (sell more than others)

outdraw (draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight)

outsail (sail faster or better than)

outroar (roar louder than)

outcry; outshout (shout louder than)

outgrow (grow faster than)

outwear (last longer than others)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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