Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exceed

3 senses of exceed

Sense 1
exceed, transcend, surpass -- (be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds")

Sense 2
exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top -- (be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year")
       => excel, stand out, surpass -- (distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math")

Sense 3
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (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")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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