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To go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of
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  1. To go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of
  2. To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
  3. To be beyond the limit, powers, or capacity of; transcend:
To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
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  1. To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
  2. To go beyond the limits of; overstep; exceed
  3. To be separate from or beyond (experience, the material universe, etc.)
To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass:
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  1. To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass:
  2. To be better than or superior to:
  3. To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
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  1. To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
  2. To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.
  3. To exceed or surpass
To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
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  1. To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
  2. To exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner
  3. To shine brighter than.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
(US) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.
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  1. (US) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.
  2. To be eminent, conspicuous, or brilliant; stand out; excel
  3. To cause to shine, as a light.
(Idiomatic) To have good taste; to have the ability to discriminate or identify quality.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To have good taste; to have the ability to discriminate or identify quality.
In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
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  1. In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
  2. Well
  3. To get the better of; beat:
To make better; improve:
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  1. To make better; improve:
  2. To surpass or exceed:
  3. To become better
(Now Rare) To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding
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  1. (Now Rare) To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding
  2. To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
  3. To be better than or superior to:
To exceed or surpass
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  1. To exceed or surpass
  2. To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.
  3. To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
To be superior to; outdo
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  1. To be superior to; outdo
  2. To prove greater or better than; surpass.
  3. To surpass or be better than something or someone else
To go beyond; exceed:
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  1. To go beyond; exceed:
  2. To run faster than the others.
  3. To run faster, farther, or better than
To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
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  1. To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
  2. To exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner
  3. To shine brighter or longer than (another)
To move past or ahead of:
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  1. To move past or ahead of:
  2. To be greater than or superior to; exceed or surpass:
  3. To go at a faster pace than; get ahead of
To go through (a trial, test, examination, course of study, etc.) successfully; satisfy the requirements or standards of
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  1. To go through (a trial, test, examination, course of study, etc.) successfully; satisfy the requirements or standards of
  2. To move past another vehicle:
  3. To go, change, or be conveyed from one place, form, condition, circumstance, possession, etc. to another
To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
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  1. To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
  2. To go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of
  3. To go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.
(Sports) To hit or stroke (a ball) unintentionally at a point above its center or near its top, giving it a forward spin
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  1. (Sports) To hit or stroke (a ball) unintentionally at a point above its center or near its top, giving it a forward spin
  2. To go over the top of (a rise of ground, etc.)
  3. To be better, more effective, funnier, etc. than; surpass; outdo
To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
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  1. To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
  2. To be separate from or beyond (experience, the material universe, etc.)
  3. To go beyond the limits of; overstep; exceed
To strike, hit, or dash repeatedly and, usually, hard
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  1. To strike, hit, or dash repeatedly and, usually, hard
  2. To take beating or stirring
  3. (Informal) To be superior to or better than:

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  • Outdo implies a going beyond someone else or a previous record in performance he will not be outdone in bravery
  • Transcend suggests a surpassing to an extreme degree, even beyond human capability or standards a faith that transcends all understanding
  • Surpass implies a going beyond (someone or something specified) in degree, amount, or quality no one surpasses him in generosity
  • Excel implies superiority in some quality, skill, achievement, etc. over all or over the one (or ones) specified to excel at chess, excels her brothers in math
Find another word for excel. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for excel, like: surpass, transcend, improve upon, exceed, go beyond, outdo, outshine, be superior, stand out, shine and have a flair for.