To exceed is defined as to go beyond an expectation or to be or do more than expected.(verb)
An example of exceed is when you hope to get a B and you get an A.
See exceed in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME exceden < OFr exceder < L excedere < ex-, out, beyond + cedere, to go: see cede
See exceed in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ex·ceed·ed, ex·ceed·ing, ex·ceeds
Origin: Middle English exceden
Origin: , from Old French exceder
Origin: , from Latin excēdere
Origin: : ex-, ex-
Origin: + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
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