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excel

ex·cel

excel

 
 
pronunciation:
ek sel
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: excelled, excelling, excels
definition: to do or perform better than others; surpass others.
The Brazilian national team excels at soccer.She wants not only to do well; she wants to excel.
synonyms:
prevail, tower
similar words:
dominate, exceed, lead, predominate, shine, transcend, win
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to surpass or outdo.
Their company excels all others in sales of these products.
synonyms:
exceed, outclass, outdo, outstrip, surpass, top
similar words:
ace, beat, best, better, cap, defeat, dominate, eclipse, lead, outdistance, outrun, outshine, transcend, trump
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