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exceed

ex·ceed

exceed

 
pronunciation:
ihk sid
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: exceeded, exceeding, exceeds
definition 1: to go beyond or do more than.
Don't exceed the speed limit.She exceeded the record for high jumps.
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similar words:
outdo, overdo, overrun, surpass
definition 2: to be or do better than.
This student has exceeded our expectations.
synonyms:
better, surpass, top
similar words:
beat, break, eclipse, excel, outdo, overrun
Word Parts
The word exceed contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-
 
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield