exceed

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Exceed is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
exceed

Third-person singular
exceeds

Past tense
exceeded

Past participle
exceeded

Present participle
exceeding

  1. (transitive) If exceeds , is or becomes larger or better than .
    The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.
    The quality of her essay exceeded my hopes.
  2. If you exceed something, you go beyond (farther than) the limits, beyond the regular level or beyond what is allowed.
    Your user name may not exceed eight characters.
    The length of the soldier's hair exceeds the allowed length.

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