Origin of Exceed
From Middle English exceden, from Old French exceder, from Latin excedere (“to go out, go forth, go beyond a certain limit, overpass, exceed, transgress”), from ex- (“out, forth”) with cedere (“to go”); see cede and compare accede etc.
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
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