- (transitive) To be larger, greater than (something).
- (transitive) To be better than (something).
- (transitive) To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.
- (intransitive) To predominate
- (intransitive) (obsolete) To overdo
Adverbs for Exceed
frequently; illegally; surprisingly; splendidly; astonishingly; notably; memorably; wildly.
Synonyms for Exceed
- surpass, excel, overdo, outdo, overtax, exaggerate, outvie, outstrip,transcend, eclipse, surmount, top, outnumber, outrun, pass.
Antonyms for Exceed
- fail, be inferior, fall short, lag, dally, dawdle, loiter, linger, delay, saunter, tarry, be tardy, fall behind.
beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, dare, eclipse, exaggerate, excel, go beyond, go one better, improve on, loom, loom large, outdistance, outdo, outpace, outrank, outreach, outrun, outshine, outsoar, outstep, outstrip, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overdo, overextend, overgo, overjump, overleap, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overstep, overstride, overtake, overtop, overwhelm, pass, perfect, predominate, preponderate, presume, prevail, rear, rise above, soar, stand out, superabound, surpass, top, tower, tower above, tower over, transcend, trump, venture
< Middle English exceden < Old French exceder < Latin excedere (“to go out, go forth, go beyond a certain limit, overpass, exceed, transgress”) < ex (“out, forth”) + cedere (“to go”); see cede and compare accede etc.