Definition of exceed verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    exceed

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːd//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exceed
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːd//
     
    he / she / it exceeds
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːdz//
     
    past simple exceeded
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    past participle exceeded
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːdɪd//
     
    -ing form exceeding
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsiːdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1exceed something to be greater than a particular number or amount The price will not exceed £100. His achievements have exceeded expectations.
  2. 2exceed something to do more than the law or an order, etc. allows you to do She was exceeding the speed limit (= driving faster than is allowed). The officers had exceeded their authority. see also excess
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘go over (a boundary or specified point)’): from Old French exceder, from Latin excedere, from ex- ‘out’ + cedere ‘go’.Extra examples Summer temperatures rarely exceed 27°C. The House voted by 327 votes to 93, comfortably exceeding the required two-thirds majority. Their numbers barely exceed 100 in the wild.
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