exceed

  • 1 exceed — exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or to be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. Exceed may imply an overpassing of a limit set by one s right, power, authority, or jurisdiction {this task exceeds his… …

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  • 2 exceed — ex‧ceed [ɪkˈsiːd] verb [transitive] 1. to be more than a particular number or amount: • Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week. • individuals with assets exceeding £500,000 2. to go beyond an official or legal limit: • Pesticide levels… …

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  • 3 Exceed — 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. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. Deut. xxv. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To be more or …

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  • 4 exceed — [ek sēd′, iksēd′] vt. [ME exceden < OFr exceder < L excedere < ex , out, beyond + cedere, to go: see CEDE] 1. to go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.) [to exceed a speed limit] 2. to be more than or greater than;… …

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  • 5 Exceed — Ex*ceed , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exceeding}.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc[ e]der. See {Cede}.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or… …

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  • 6 exceed — late 14c., from O.Fr. exceder (14c.) exceed, surpass, go too far, from L. excedere depart, go beyond, be in excess, surpass, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + cedere go, yield (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Related: Exceeded; exceeding …

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  • 7 exceed — index carouse, outbalance, outweigh, overestimate, overlap, overreach, overstep, predominate (outnumber) …

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  • 8 exceed — [v] be superior to; surpass beat, best, better, break record*, cap, distance, eclipse, excel, get upper hand*, go beyond, go by, have advantage, have a jump on*, have it all over*, out distance, outdo, outpace, outreach, outrun, outshine,… …

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  • 9 exceed — ► VERB 1) be greater in number or size than. 2) go beyond what is stipulated by (a set limit). 3) surpass. ORIGIN Latin excedere, from cedere go …

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  • 10 exceed — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, far, greatly, significantly, substantially, vastly ▪ clearly, comfortably (esp. BrE), easily …

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  • 11 exceed — verb Etymology: Middle English exceden, from Middle French exceder, from Latin excedere, from ex + cedere to go Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to extend outside of < the river will exceed its banks > 2. to be greater than or superior to 3 …

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  • 12 exceed — v. (D; tr.) to exceed in (to exceed smb. in productivity) * * * [ɪk siːd] (D;tr.) to exceed in (to exceed smb. in productivity) …

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  • 13 exceed */*/ — UK [ɪkˈsiːd] / US [ɪkˈsɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms exceed : present tense I/you/we/they exceed he/she/it exceeds present participle exceeding past tense exceeded past participle exceeded formal a) to be greater than a number or amount Wind… …

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  • 14 exceed — exceedable, adj. exceeder, n. /ik seed /, v.t. 1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit. 2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one s understanding. 3. to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her… …

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  • 15 exceed — ex|ceed [ ık sid ] verb transitive FORMAL ** to be greater than a number or amount: Wind speeds exceeded 90 miles per hour. You will need to fill in a form for any claim exceeding $500. a. to go above an official limit: tough penalties for… …

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  • 16 exceed — /əkˈsid / (say uhk seed), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (t) 1. to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one s powers. 2. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit. 3. to surpass; be superior to; excel. –verb (i) 4. to… …

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  • 17 exceed — ex|ceed W3 [ıkˈsi:d] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: exceder, from Latin excedere, from cedere to go ] 1.) to be more than a particular number or amount ▪ Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week. ▪ His performance… …

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  • 18 exceed — [[t]ɪksi͟ːd[/t]] exceeds, exceeding, exceeded 1) VERB If something exceeds a particular amount or number, it is greater or larger than that amount or number. [FORMAL] [V n] Its research budget exceeds $700 million a year... [V n] The demand for… …

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  • 19 exceed — verb 1) the cost will exceed $400 Syn: be more than, be greater than, be over, go beyond, overreach, top 2) Brazil exceeds the U.S. in fertile land Syn: surpass, outdo, outstrip, outshine, outclass …

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  • 20 exceed — [ɪkˈsiːd] verb [T] formal 1) to be greater than a number or amount a claim exceeding £500[/ex] 2) to go above an official limit drivers who exceed the speed limit[/ex] …

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