# exceed

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

## Verb

 Plain form exceed Third-person singular exceeds Past tense exceeded Past participle exceeded Present participle exceeding
1. (transitive) If ${\displaystyle x}$ exceeds ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ is or becomes larger or better than ${\displaystyle y}$.
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.