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Meaning of exceed

ex•ceed

Pronunciation: (ik-sēd'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
  2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding.
  3. to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
—v.i.
  1. to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
  2. to surpass others; excel or be superior.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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