1. be greater in scope or size than some standard

- Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Similar word(s): surpass, transcend

Definition categories: stative

2. be superior or better than some standard

- She exceeded our expectations

Similar word(s): overstep, pass, top, transcend

Definition categories: stative, excel, surpass

3. be or do something to a greater degree

- This exceeds all my expectations

Similar word(s): outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Sentences with exceed as a verb:

- The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

- The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

- Your password cannot exceed eight characters.