An example of exceed is when you hope to get a B and you get an A.
To exceed a speed limit.
I exceeded my allowance. The car exceeded the speed limit.
To exceed one's expectations.
A material that exceeds all others in durability.
A fortune that exceeds ten million dollars; demand that exceeded supply.
The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.
Origin of exceed
- Middle English exceden from Old French exceder from Latin excēdere ex- ex- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition