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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excelled p. pr. & vb. n. Excelling.]
 1. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
 Excelling others, these were great;
 Thou, greater still, must these excel.   --Prior.
    I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.   --Eccl. ii. 13.
 2. To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
 She opened; but to shut
 Excelled her power; the gates wide open stood.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: stand out,
      [also: excelling, excelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See excel