Ex·ceed v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Exceeding.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
Name the time, but let it not
Exceed three days. --Shak.
Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope.
Syn: -- To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie; overtop.
Ex·ceed, v. i.
1. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. “In our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed.”
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. --Deut. xxv. 3.
2. To be more or greater; to be paramount.
v 1: go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
[syn: transcend, surpass]
2: go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her
performance of last year" [syn: transcend, overstep, pass,
go past, top]
3: be or do something to a greater degree; "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" [syn: surpass,
outstrip, outmatch, outgo, outdo, surmount, outperform]