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exceed

ex·ceed

exceed

 
pronunciation:
ihk sid
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exceeded, exceeding, exceeds
definition 1: to go beyond (what is required, expected, or considered reasonable).
He claimed that he was not exceeding the speed limit.You shouldn't exceed the recommended dosage for this drug.The weight of baggage may not exceed seventy pounds.
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synonyms:
outreach, transcend
similar words:
outdo, overachieve, overdo, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep, surpass
definition 2: to do better than; surpass.
She wanted to exceed the teacher's expectations of her.
synonyms:
better, cap, outrun, outstrip, surpass, top, transcend
similar words:
beat, best, break, eclipse, excel, outclass, outdo, outrank, outshine, overrun, overshoot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be greater or superior.
synonyms:
excel, tower
similar words:
shine
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